Category: El Salvador


The Ancient Maya Civilization has to be one of the most fascinating societies of Central America. They thrived for over 3 millennia from 2000 B.C. until the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. An advanced society with their own mathematical and astronomical systems, they also had an established written language and unique architectural customs. The Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico and Copán in Honduras have become synonymous with Mayan ruins, but in actuality there are several Mayan ruins in El Salvador worth seeing. But because El Salvador was not the heart of the Mayan Empire, the ruins it holds often get overlooked.



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Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca is a pre-Columbian Maya archeological site in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. The site possesses several pyramids dating to the Late Preclassic period (500 BC – AD 250) and the Classic period (AD 250–900). This...

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Joya de Cerén

Joya de Cerén (Jewel of Cerén in the Spanish language) is an archaeological site in La Libertad Department, El Salvador, featuring a pre-Columbian Maya farming village preserved remarkably intact under layers of volcanic ash. It...

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San Andrés

San Andrés (formerly known as Campana San Andrés) is a pre-Columbian site in El Salvador, whose occupation began around the year 900 BC as an agricultural town in the valley of Zapotitán in the department...

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Tazumal

Tazumal is a Pre-Columbian Maya archeological site in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. Tazumal is an architectural complex within the larger area of the ancient Mesoamerican city of Chalchuapa, in western El Salvador. The Tazumal group is...

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