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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

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Excavation at "Jewel of the Ceren", a pre-Columbian Mayan farming village, that was buried under a volcanic eruption around 600 A.D.
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kilometer 35 along the road to San Juan Opico in La Libertad Department, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 7468 5701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the tour that they offer you because it is informative; it is free. You just need to tip them at the end. You can not get the grasp of it just by seeing it. It will only take 2 hours for the visit. I...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Amazing Maya site. The see the living quarters of Mayas frozen in time is a special treat. The site is very well kept and the staff is very knowledgeable.

Thank boyercharles
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This ruins are quite small compared to others but that doesn't mean anything bad. This cities are so interesting to learn from, Im happy I visited them. really recommended!!

Thank ljames334
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This place was not in my itinerary but was really nice at the end. The place is full of history, Mayan communities will impress you so much

Thank richardjohnson43
Reviewed April 14, 2018

I hired an all day guide from Tours by Locals. His name was Roberto M. with fabulous English and sweet personality. We spent close to an hour here. The ruins are all adobe color, but quite interesting. Lovely flowers and trees, even dirt walkways and...More

Thank alicerabbit
Reviewed April 8, 2018

You would definitely want a guide to make this worthwhile. Archeology buffs will love this. Those of us who are not so inclined will find it interesting. You have to use you imagination as a lot of the structures are minimalized by time. The replica...More

Thank Sandy N
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This was awesome. I came with my tour guide and he really made it worth the visit. The archeological find is super cool do to the fact that it’s far from pirámides and it’s more of the daily life of the Maya’s. Worth coming.

Thank Jaime U
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This pre-Columbian Maya farming village was preserved remarkably intact under layers of volcanic ash. It is often referred to as the "Pompeii of the Americas", in comparison to the similar village in Italy. It is a low key park. My visit was part of a...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Impressive archeological site. Good interpretation boards in Spanish and English. We went with a guide from Salvadorean tours. Highly recommended.

Thank JaneB27272727
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Good to do this if it is on the way to some other place. Nice and informative but I wouldn’t make a day of it.

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Susan M
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Response from Ruth G | Reviewed this property |
Yo pagué alrededor de $5, pero los extranjeros me parece que pagan más. Aunque no es mucho tampoco.
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Response from c17360 | Reviewed this property |
Hello minimize9, according to their website, they are open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. There was no mentioning of hours of operation on holidays. They are definitely closed on Mondays. Good luck.
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February 19, 2016|
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Response from Quasimama | Reviewed this property |
Tues thru Sun, 9-4. "Foreigners" cost $3.