Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, San Salvador

4.4
#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
Learn about the daily life of the pre-Columbian Mayan culture at Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park, a World Heritage Site displaying a well-preserved farming village. The 590 CE eruption of a nearby volcano covered the village in 14 layers of ash. While experts believe all the villagers had time to flee, they left behind many of their belongings, including utensils, furniture, and even half-eaten food. The ash kept artifacts and architecture remarkably intact, earning the site the nickname "Pompeii of the Americas." Before you head to San Salvador, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Salvador tour itinerary site, to make sure you see all that San Salvador has to offer, including Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park.
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  • Unable to see the ruins when we were in San Salvador this Feb.. Was told by the locals that the ruins is closed by Japanese research team as they are the ones in charge of working/studying the ruins.....  more »
  • We tried to visit on Dec 28 and it was closed with a sign that it was closed until May 2020. You might be able to get in and see some of it with a tour guide, but definitely not on your own!  more »

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