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- Great place for a day trip out of the city. Quite a drive to get there but the hike up to the crate is worth the amazing views. It’s moderate to medium hike. Trail is pretty steep and the stapes are pretty uneven and old. But the views at the top amazing. Also increase in elevation it is a bit cooler up on the volcano. Lots of booths and a few restaurants at the parking lot. Admission was two dollars us for oforeigners. Best spent entire trip.Written 29 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a must see if you are in San Salvador.
If I hadn't looked it up before hand I would have wondered what my guide was thinking as the outside is very plain indeed but as soon as you enter you will see what the hype is about.
Not only the lighting but the sculptures are like nothing else I have seen anywhere.Written 25 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- While this isn't as imposing as many other ruins it is impressive in it's own right for giving a different perspective on Myan culture and certainly is worth a stop.Written 25 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Such a great garden! It also has a nursery where you can purchase plants.
It is in the middle of an industrial park with tight parking. I would advise getting there before 1pm to avoid not finding parking.Written 10 July 2022
- This was definitely the spot to be at night, as there were so many restaurants and bars everywhere. The atmosphere was very cool, and it felt safe all around.Written 4 December 2020
- Love this place, used to come here when i was little, now i was able to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the park and the food as well.Written 10 January 2020
- El Salvador has been known for its excellence in the production of coffee beans, later known in the newspapers for its horrific civil war, now also positions itself in the art world!
The museum has a lot of artwork but unfortunately, all the descriptions are available only in Spanish. The souvenir shop is very small and we did not find any interpretations of the paintings such as postcards or magnets.Written 4 May 2020
- An impressive monumental building, it cannot be said that it is an architectural masterpiece, but it makes an impression. Unfortunately failed to get inside.Written 13 March 2020
- Went into a lancha (motor boat) to go into the center of the lake and learn about the history and feel the heat of the water where the magma underneath the lake still heats the lake (noticeably so). Plenty of restaurants and kids activities in this area as well.
Restrooms are relatively clean - 25c/use.Written 4 June 2021
- It’s historically important, and the guide was quite informative. It’s sort of like a museum as it does not operate as a bureaucratic government office.Written 19 April 2022
- Pre-Columbian artifacts, Mayan, on display. So are Colonial period exhibits. Not extensive but interesting and informative. I've been to some Mayan sites, but I have others I want to visit, including Copan. This museum is a must if you have any interest in Mesoamerican culture and history.Written 9 July 2021
- A trip to the top of Volcan San Salvador and El Boqueron National Park is a must if visiting San Salvador. It is a 30 minute Uber ride from the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador. Make sure you arrange for the driver to wait or return as there is no cell service at the top. It is a short mildly strenuous hike from the parking lot to the overlooks of the crater at the top of the volcano. We spent about 30-40 minutes hiking at the top. Great views of San Salvador from the road up to the top. Plenty of restaurants and cafes with spectacular views along the road to the volcano and at the top.Written 5 January 2022
- Located in the same location as when it was operating. It offers free parking. It sure brings back memories. It nice, clean and organized. You get the chance to see different locomotives that were us us through the years...call in advance to find out the exact time the train tour is on. You get to ride the train around the facility for about 15 minutes. This ride cost $1.00 in addition to the $1.00 you pay to get in.Written 24 September 2019
- Great place, amazing price, tons of things to do from getting on and Airplane to painting a car... Loved itWritten 16 October 2019
- Really neat design, with a Gothic look about it. Reminded me of some of the churches in Prague and Budapest. The inside is also really pretty with some great artwork. They also have the head of Jesus from a statue that crumpled down during their last major earthquake.Written 4 December 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about San Salvador
- The best day trips from San Salvador according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Day Tour : Santa Ana Volcano Hiking + Panoramic View Lake Coatepeque
- Combo Tour: Volcanoes, Lake and Mayan Sites including Joya de Ceren
- Copán Archaeological Site Day Trip from San Salvador
- Ruta de las Flores: Hotsprings + Coffee Tour + Nahuizalco & Ataco Towns.
- Explore Tamanique Waterfalls Complex + Surf City El Tunco Beach