Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca

Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca, Chalchuapa

Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca

Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca
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Ancient Ruins • Parks • History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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David B
Delray Beach, FL1,131 contributions
A smaller Mayan site
Dec 2019
Worth a look with a guide. This is a smaller site with many mounds and a few exposed excavations. There is a small museum onsite with some exhibits touching on Mayan sacrificial practices and fabric dying.
Written December 14, 2019
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Geoff-SW4
London, UK131 contributions
Don't miss this extra Mayan site when visiting Tazumal
Nov 2018 • Friends
Despite this being only a short walk from Tazumal, this site was way quieter which I really don't understand - it's just as interesting. It has an excellent little museum explaining the history of the site, and the park itself includes six smaller pyramids set in a beautiful, tree-lined setting.
Written November 30, 2018
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Rebecca R
Richmond, VA70 contributions
Very nice park with a rich history.
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is a very well kept and nicely organized site. The museum is informative and the section on indigo dyeing is very interesting. Signage is in both English and Spanish and the grounds are lovely. Combining this with a visit to Tanzumel would tie the two settlements together. A very important site to the history of Mesoamerica. The cost to enter is 1.00 for nationals and 3.00 for foreigners. Recommended.
Written November 3, 2018
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alicerabbit
Milpitas, CA646 contributions
Museum - Small but well organized
Mar 2018 • Solo
Came here after visiting Joya de Ceran. The pyramids are only partially excavated and the walk was hot and sunny. I walked though a grassy area (with long pants) and got some type of poison plant rash that lasted for days. Note to self: Stay on Pathway! The museum was cute; the hacienda and courtyard were relaxing; bathroom clean. The indigo workshop was not set up for 1 tourist to enjoy - nothing to buy either.
Written April 14, 2018
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Trekker2020
Washington DC, DC1,924 contributions
Next door to Tazumal but interesting in its own right
Dec 2017 • Solo
Casa Blanca is set on a beautiful wooded area right off the main road. One enters the site through the museum, which itself is a very attractive colonial house that looks like the old coffee haciendas. There are a number of rooms with exhibits and an indigo factory and store. When I visited, there was a function that involves singing and poetry reading in Nahuatl, which was fascinating and unique. I think I was the only person visiting the actual ruins. Casa Blanca is not at big as Tazumal but worth visiting. The guards here are very friendly and helpful, truly enjoyable experience, even got to see upclose the Salvador’s national bird, the Torogoz!!
Written December 17, 2017
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Tansysue
Sussex400 contributions
History is stones
Jan 2017 • Couples
Part of the pre- Columbian MYAN archaeological site in Chalchuapa this is a must for history buffs. 2 pyramids have been uncovered (and partly restored) and there are others still under earth mounds easily identified. There is a small indoor museum with ceramics and other interesting items from the Maya period
Written February 12, 2017
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Viajero447
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
Back to our past
Apr 2016
Went after visiting Tazumal and Laguna Cazcuchapa.. interesting places to visit fill with mystery and history.. Parque Arqueologico Casa Blanca is like and old hacienda style museum, (take the guided tour though the museum) quiet, clean and safe place to visit.. walking around, talking pictures and rest under those big trees shade... fee is $1.00 per person free parking..
Written May 20, 2016
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ArgoBoat
Chinandega, Nicaragua28 contributions
Don't miss the indigo workshop
Nov 2015
Tazumal and Casa Blanca are on two sides of a village - and not far from the west end of the Ruta des Flores. It is worth a day to drive from Juayua between the volcanoes to Santa Ana then back to visit this pair of sites before continuing around to the Ruta de Flores. Tazumal has an exposed pyramid and a good small museum. The appeal of the Casa Blanca site for us was the indigo workshop. The ladies working there gave us an excellent intro to the harvesting and use of indigo.

At Casa Blanca there are several small unexcavated pyramids. One excavation. The museum is worthwhile.

Nice old hacienda style building under huge trees.
Written November 21, 2015
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Christopher A
San Fernando, CA12 contributions
An Interesting Site, Excellent Museum, and Cultural Treasure
Jun 2015 • Family
The site is not as known as many other archaeological sites in the country and especially in comparison to the nearby site of El Tazumal; however, it is still an extremely recommendable site to visit when in El Salvador.
As some have stated before in regards to this site, the structures are not as interesting as other sites as they have not been extensively excavated. But they are still impressive when seen in person. These structures add to the historical perspective of El Salvador and Mayan culture.
If the structures alone do not impress you as much, then the museum absolutely makes up for that. The museum is in itself a beautiful structure with traditional colonial architecture and a beautiful central courtyard, but the true jewel for those who wish to see the history of the site, is the collection of rooms with excellent visuals that clarify the history of El Salvador in a chronological form, the information given is also very interesting. And in addition to artifacts, there are the remains of a human skeleton from nearby burials that date thousands of years from now.
As for the cultural aspect, connected to the museum is a room that preserves a heritage that has been passed down to the people since people populated this site: the production of indigo and dying of clothing and creation of designs using the indigo.
I recommend this site to anyone with an interest of Mayan history and Salvadorian culture in a beautiful natural landscape.
Written November 8, 2015
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PELOWELOMAN
anywhere331 contributions
OK ruins
Sep 2015
Small ruin, with good museum. Note that ruins in El Salvador don't compare to Mexico or Guatemala but still fun to visit when travelling from Santa Ana to the Flower route. NOTE the Tazumal ruins are just on the other side of the road
Written September 20, 2015
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