Speciality Museums in San Salvador

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Speciality Museums in San Salvador

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  • Athena53
    Kansas City, MO1 832 contributions
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    I visited this museum my first day before I joined an organized tour of the area. It was a good place to start learning about the history.

    I could have spent the whole time in the room with early musical instruments and the beautiful recordings of the instruments being played!

    About half the information was translated into English although the slightly darker print against a black background sometimes made it harder to read.

    There was a good section on the incorporations of Africans brought to the area as slaves.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, PA2 195 contributions
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    We took a tour with a University student who spoke very good English. The tour got a little tedious in parts but was very good overall. The tour lasted about an hour.

    The Center is named after Saint Romero but most of the focus is on the massacre of Jesuit priests and two women that occurred at the site. The tour provides a good explanation of the massacre and other aspects of the war. The Cathedral is also part of the tour and has some interesting art.

    I would consider it a must-see sight if you want to learn about the Civil War.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • Purchasing2000
    Miami, FL139 contributions
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    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
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  • mikebrownnz
    Cardiff, UK1 038 contributions
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    This small inexpensive museum is run by a not for profit foundation called MUPI dedicated to the investigation, rescue, preservation and dissemination of the historical and cultural heritage of El Salvador.

    As well as changing exhibitions, this museum has permanent exhibitions focusing on how El Salvador was changed by the events of 1932 and 1981 and on the life of Oscar Romero, who was canonized by Pope Francis in 2018 as El Salvador's first saint, who was assassinated on a chapel altar in 1980 and was proclaimed a martyr.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Osote
    Austin, TX104 contributions
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    This is a very small, family-owned sculpture museum, featuring the works of Enrique Salaverria, a very famous Salvadorian sculpturist. We were lucky to meet his son who showed us around. The museum is small but worth the time it takes to visit. I highly recommend it. Salaverria's work is very good and very interesting.
    Written 14 April 2017
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