San Salvador Points of Interest and Places to Visit

San Salvador

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Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

A pre-Columbian Mayan farming village dating back to A.D. 600 and El Salvador’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, the impressive ruins of Joya de Cerén ...  Read more

El Imposible National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The largest of El Salvador’s four national parks, El Imposible National Park is also home to one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems, offering refuge for a ...  Read more

Cerro Verde National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

With its trio of volcanic peaks encircled by lush jungle, a vast network of hiking trails and the nearby crater lake of Coatepeque, the Cerro Verde National ...  Read more

El Boquerón National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

With a trio of peaks set around the dramatic volcanic crater of El Boqueron, the wildflower covered slopes of El Boquerón National Park make a scenic ...  Read more

Santa Ana Volcano (Ilamatepec)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

The star attraction of the Cerro Verde National Park is also its most menacing – the Santa Ana Volcano (Ilamatepec), El Salvador’s biggest and most active ...  Read more

El Rosario Church (Iglesia El Rosario)

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Strolling past the grey concrete arch of El Rosario Church, it’s hard to believe that the bleak, hangar-like building is a place of worship, and if it wasn’t ...  Read more

Monument to the Divine Savior of the World (Monumento al Divino Salvador del Mundo)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

The Monument to the Divine Savior of the World (Monumento al Divino Salvador del Mundo) is a monument located on Plaza El Salvador del Mundo (Savior of the ...  Read more

Lake Coatepeque

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

A startling blue pool nestled beneath the peaks of the Cerro Verde, Izalco and Santa Ana volcanoes and fringed by sloping sugar and coffee plantations, Lake ...  Read more

Suchitoto

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the glittering waters of Lake Suchitlán, Suchitoto is among El Salvador’s most picturesque towns, a maze of timeworn ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

The national cathedral of El Salvador may not offer the same old-world architectural charms—like ornate stone work and detailed religious statues—of its ...  Read more

National Palace

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Built to replace the original, which was destroyed in a fire in the late 1880s, El Salvador’s current National Palace offers visitors a look at the politic, ...  Read more

National Theater San Salvador

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Built between 1911 and 1917, San Salvador’s magnificent National Theater is not only one of the city’s principal landmarks, but a National Monument and the ...  Read more

Devil's Door (Puerta del Diablo)

Located in Los Planes De Renderos, Puerto del Diablo, or Devil’s Door, is made up of two striking boulders that reach for the sky. Looking between them gives ...  Read more

El Mozote Monument

December 11, 1981, is a day El Salvador will never forget. That was the day when American trained soldiers marched into the town of Mozote, and massacred over ...  Read more

El Zapote Barracks Military Museum

For the better part of two decades, El Salvador was crippled by a brutal Civil War that left the country in tears. Entire villages were sent to slaughter, ...  Read more

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