Tazumal
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Panamajoe2017
Sechelt, Canada315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is an easy day trip on local transport. Catch a 218 bus heading west on 9th avenue?? Cost is 35 cents each way. Tell the driver where you want to go and he or the conductor will make sure you arrive at the right spot. A couple of blocks walk and you are there. Cost is three dollars, which seems to be standard for tourists in El Salvador. Only one pyramid to see, and it is small, but the museum has some interesting stuff, only in Spanish. The site is well maintained but there is not much to see, and the concrete put on the pyramid to preserve it makes it look, like my friend said, like a German bunker from some bad movie. They may tell you here the other site across town is included in the price, but it is not. Don’t waste your time or money. There is nothing to see at the other site except outlines of what was there. Totally not worth another three bucks. There are some souvenir shops and restaurants on the blocks leading to Tazumal. Good place to eat or look for some Jade.
Written 28 November 2019
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Yadi Ganuza
Chandler, AZ247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Great place of Mayan ruins. This was a historic site that held religious importance. The elite lived here. Burials, religious sacrifices, and anything that was considered sacred! Find a tour guide to get more information about the daily lives!
Written 19 October 2019
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Peter and Susan Kingston
Fiji15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Don’t visit this place as it’s one of the ‘lesser’ Mayan ruins in central America & is frequently closed! We went there today, after first consulting with the tourism office in Santa Ana. We knew it was closed on Monday but were surprised to find that it was also closed today (Wednesday) as ‘it’s rained a lot recently’! We pointed out that at the time of our visit, there was sun & blue skies, plus we only wanted 5 minutes to take a few photos, but nothing we said made any difference. We were furious that having done all our research & traveled so far, that we weren’t even able to take a few photos, except from outside the fence.
Written 16 October 2019
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Luis Roberto Canelo Maza
San Salvador, El Salvador453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
To be honest, i was expecting a more impressive place, bigger, but it's not, it's located about 1 hour from the capital, and the area is relatively small, such an impressive structure just to learn that there is nothing inside. On one side there is a small museum with interesting pieces of information and history. I would advice to include this with other destinations like Joya de Ceren to compliment your day.
Written 10 October 2019
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George A
Phoenix, AZ224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
If you've seen other major Mayan sites in Latin America this might not impress--it's a simple complex of a roughly 4-storey step pyramid and some other ruins. But it's a nice park area, and enjoyable to walk around (and on) the ruins. There are some shade trees, so a fun place to take a picnic and soak in the scenery. A small building near the entrance has a 4 rooms of history and photos as a good reference. This is a nice day trip from San Salvador, and much better than Joya de Cerén. Good local food can be had on the cheap from the carts lined up along the fence surrounding the site.
Written 20 September 2019
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Nathaly P
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
What a great time! The volunteer guide, was sooo interactive and knowledgeable. He was fun and even offered to give us a tour around the grounds. It was such an amazing experience learning about our ancestors. The scenery is so beautiful! The grass is extremely green and the shops around the place are a definite must do! Have fun and remember to help preserve these areas.
Written 22 August 2019
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carmen95
North Chicago, IL92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
I visited El Tazumal in April during Semana Santa, it was beautiful, they keep it up, if you go to El Salvador go to El Tazumal.
Written 24 July 2019
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simnix
Stanstead, Canada225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Another must site while visiting El Salvador. You can walk up a part of it.Really cool to a small Canadian like me! the history behind it is amazing. the museum has artifacts inside worth visiting. we were lucky by going during the week it was not as busy.
Quite the experience!!
Written 23 May 2019
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sgenovez
El Salvador2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
El Tazumal is a beautiful place with a special history and is just the main ruin of about 6 similar locate in Chalchuapa. Following the north of this site, ones could see the Casa Blanca site, El Trapiche Site and 3 more in the exact same direction. Another important thing is the fact that Tazumal represented civilizations from 1000 yrs before Christ.
Written 7 May 2019
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Daryl F
Stevens Point, WI260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I wouldn't make this ruin a destination place, it is quite small with one main pyramid, ball court, small acropolis, and some areas of excavation. They have a small museum onsite. I went on a Sunday, and there were many street merchants selling souvenirs outside the complex. Inside, there were many families having picnics. Entry for foreigners was only a few dollars. I wish the site had plaques explaining more about the history. Go through the museum first though so you learn about it before venturing around.
Written 28 April 2019
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