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Military Museum El Zapote Barracks

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Cuartel el Zapote | Barrio San Jacinto, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our visit very much. We had the privilege of having a Naval officer show us around and explain all the exhibits. 1ST Lieutenant Gonzales was our guid throughout our visit. She was very knowledgeable of the history of El Salvador...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed November 14, 2018

The Military Museum El Zapote Barracks, represent the different uniforms used by our soldiers, different weapons, different presidents, aircrafts , all used before, during and after the civil war. Plus the track for visitors to jog or run, and it is located across the old...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

This military museum is a good half day visit, and next to the old Presidential Palace. A very good place to visit to see old military stuff and Pope John Paul II's Popemobile (when he visited El Salvador twice).

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Osote
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Our Mac , the tour guy dicided to surprice us. We are Polish-American. We were not sure why he was taking us to this museum. The 3D map of El Salvador is amazing. The colection of preatty painting of importent soldiers was very nice. The...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

This place is guarded by soldiers but do not be afraid. You can talk to them that you are here to take a look at the map of El Salvador then they will let you in. The map shows every tourist attraction so it would...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Came by this museum by an accident. Quite big when you are inside. We spend some hours there and really enjoyed the museum. If you have time it is a must see in San Salvador.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Johni M
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Yesterday, my taxi driver and I visited the Military Museum El Zapote in San Salvador. Jose had driven us to Perquin and El Mozote, so this museum was definitely the other side of the conflict. With plenty of hardware (helicopters, jet, trucks, and the Pope-mobile!)...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Robert E
Reviewed January 14, 2016

The group I was with - adults and children - was pleasantly surprised by what we could learn about the country's history. Being a military museum of course the focus is mostly on the military's role in the evolution of the country up to involvement...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Q-Reviewer
Reviewed January 11, 2016

Given El Salvador’s 12-year civil war that began in 1980, military history is a prominent aspect of Salvadorian culture. This smallish museum features military vehicles, tanks, various uniforms adorning mannequins, firearms—all housed in what appears to be former officers’ quarters. I found most interesting the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Stopped here briefly with a tour group. It was late, and the museum was closed, but we were told it pretty much tells the story of the Civil War (1980-92) from the military's point of view (rightist). Outside there is a huge topographical model of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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