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Santa Tecla Tours

This bustling urban center named after the famous 2nd century hero, Saint Thecla, is home to roughly 133,000 residents. Travelers to this thriving metropolis, which is tucked at the foot of San Salvador Volcano, can explore the nation’s unique arts, rich culture, deep-rooted religion and eclectic local life while wandering the streets of Santa Tecla.

From the famed halls of the Santa Tecla Museum—built as a prison in 1902—to the neo-classical architecture of the Municipal Palace, to the iconic El Carmen Cathedral, it’s the historical landmarks of Santa Tecla that make this city truly worth a trip. 

After exploring the history and architecture that makes Santa Tecla famous, visitors can unwind in Daniel Hernandez Town Square, where locals lounge on grassy patches of land under shaded trees to escape the heat. Travelers will find the three malls that make up Plaza Merliot to be the perfect place for purchasing local food, handicrafts and even designer items. 

Practical Info

Santa Tecla is located near the San Salvador Volcano, about 14 kilometers from the capital city, just west of Antiguo Cuscatlan. 

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San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón and Santa Tecla, San Salvador, null
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San Salvador Sightseeing Including El Boquerón and Santa Tecla

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Not many people get the chance to stand on the edge of a volcano. But you can with this 4-hour private evening tour of El Boquerón, San Salvador’s iconic ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.99
Santa Tecla and El Boquerón National Park from San Salvador, San Salvador, Night Tours
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Santa Tecla and El Boquerón National Park from San Salvador

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Visit El Boquerón, San Salvador’s iconic volcano, and get up close and personal with this landmark just 15 miles (25 km) from the city. Walk the trails at ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
San Salvador City and Volcano Tour, San Salvador, Day Trips
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San Salvador City and Volcano Tour

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Take this full day tour and visit the main streets and avenues of the great San Salvador on a Small Group Tour. This sightseen tour will take you to the main ...  Read more

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00

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