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Museum of the Word and Image

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Intimate and well done.

This is a small museum featuring history of the civil war. I recommend seeing the video which is... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Sandy N
Seattle, Washington
Especially iteresting of you know some history

Visited this small (one floor) museum for about an hour. $2/foreigners ($1/Salvadorans). Clean... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Apr 8, 2018
“Intimate and well done.”
Jan 15, 2018
“Especially iteresting of you know some history ”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a small museum featuring history of the civil war. I recommend seeing the video which is well done and interesting. I am not a big history buff and you can see everything in about an hour, which for me, was just about right.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sandy N
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited this small (one floor) museum for about an hour. $2/foreigners ($1/Salvadorans). Clean bathrooms. If you’re aware of the modern history of El Salvador you’ll likely appreciate the museum more than if you don’t. That said, the museum has captions for many exhibits in Spanish...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed March 26, 2017

There's not a whole lot to see, but the museum is worth 30-45 minutes for a quick primer on the country's civil war. There are a couple of informative timelines (with principal information translated into English), some small displays of items from the armed struggle,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LMOverby
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Our small tour group visited this little museum on the second day of our three day stop in El Salvador. I found it very informative for someone (me) who didn't know much of the revolution in Salvador. The short video provides some insight into the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank redsoxbernie
Reviewed July 28, 2016

I must say I was shocked to see some Americans on this site call this museum a "waste of time," given how connected the U.S. is to the Salvadoran civil war (1980-1992) and to ongoing realities in the country. The museum exhibits are carefully done,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank KRH2016
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I arrived at 11:30, and museum closes for lunch at noon. This was enough time to hit the highlights on the single floor museum. I like the concept of collecting the personal experiences. Explanations in well written Spanish and English. The display of the radio...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Capo_in_B
Reviewed June 10, 2016

This museum was picked by our tour guide and I couldn't agree more with his pick. It was a very inspiring museum showing the courage of the people.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank ntflady
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This tiny museum gives a basic overview of the people that died in the 1930s, and also looks at the struggles of women to get equality. Problem is it is too small and as such lacks any real substance. It touchea on a number of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank SoloBurr
Reviewed March 10, 2016

also known as La Palabra museum history of the conflict in El Salvador. sobering look at a collection of memories of the those who fought for freedoms in the Civil War. .Provides a short video and includes a variety of exhibits that deal with various...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Lsf22
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This museum is a little gem. With civil war history documenting El Salvador's troubled past (from the rebel side) and other exhibits, it helps put events into context. Much was in Spanish, but enough signage was in English to make it understandable to this gringo....More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Robert E
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