Best Free Things to Do in San Salvador

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in San Salvador

Best Free Things to Do in San Salvador

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  • B K
    Wiesbaden, Germany56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The grey role in a side street of liberty square is rather brutish and to be honest ugly from the outside. The bell tower and the cross seem like an after sort, but on the inside the rainbow windows give it a stunning beautiful light.
    Additionally the twelve station made from rebar and concrete are outstanding.
    Written 12 June 2024
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  • Ahmed Z
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views were nice there was a rave on the top of the mountain and will definitely be back. I love this country because of this place.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • Tracey G
    Halesowen, UK2 209 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited whilst on day trip to capital. Interesting cathedral with lots of history. Not sure about some of the ceiling painting. Look up and you’ll see what I mean
    Go in the vaults below for real history
    Written 27 April 2023
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL21 610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Anita
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To visit the site of the assassination of Saint Oscar Romero and to hear of great his concern for social justice even unto giving his life for the poorest citizens of his country was extremely moving!
    Written 7 January 2019
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  • Vanessa B
    San Salvador, El Salvador37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive to see, beautiful outside and out, smaller cathedral but still good, safe and clean very close to the palacio by foot.........
    Written 20 July 2024
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  • Reservarlden
    London, UK709 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on a busy roundabout in central San Salvador, this statue of Jesus on top of teh world is a pretty good find. Most recent upgrade of it was in 2010. Local skateboarders seem to enjoy the area too. Crossing the busy roads to get to the centre of the roundabout is probably the only challenge involved here.
    Written 16 April 2023
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, CA1 451 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the historic center of San Salvador. The plaza is flanked by the cathedral, palace, national theatre, and library. Despite being the historic center all the buildings are new. It is crowded here with lots of security. Many restaurants and places for photos.
    Written 21 July 2024
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6 630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having walked for about an hour while visiting attractions at the city center, I took a short break here. There are benches to sit down and enjoy the moment.

    The tall monument has a statue of an angel standing on the globe, statue of a lion, plus some inscriptions. Note that this plaza is located across from the Church of the Rosary or Iglesia del Rosario.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • Vanessa B
    San Salvador, El Salvador37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I adore this place it's huge, has a amusement park outside always open with food and candy stands, indoor you have a large movie theater at a decent price for new movies, a few fast food chains and tones of restaurants of all size and all variety there about three food court, three floors , many escalators, a outdoor plaza , a immense parking lot and always benches even a grocery store and dollar store. A great mall to go on weekend for the atmosphere but it's busy on Wednesday too.
    Written 20 July 2024
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  • Sun on the road
    Washington DC, DC24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a good place to run or take a walk offering you with various paths to wander around. It is a well-maintained tranquil place surrounded with trees and greens to escape from the city.
    Written 1 February 2016
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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3 548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is guarded by soldiers but do not be afraid. You can talk to them that you are here to take a look at the map of El Salvador then they will let you in. The map shows every tourist attraction so it would be good place to review the places that you would have visited.
    Written 5 January 2017
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  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, FL21 610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took a walking tour in San Salvador, and it started with a walk through Cuscatlan Park. My guide Estafanie gave me a great tour, and the history of the monument there. The 12 year Civil War memorial is absolutely beautiful, and shows every person who lost their lives throughout these dreadful times. I highly recommend walking though the Park and check it out.
    Written 4 December 2020
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  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, DC6 630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was difficult. to walk to this church as both sides of the small street leading to to it have vendors selling their stuffs. In addition there are motor vehicles driving by plus carts of goods being pushed,

    At the center of the altar is a statue of Jesus hanging up on a cross. There are two side altars with religious
    statues. I soid my prayers here and braved my way back to my hotel.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • Yolipdx
    Portland, OR67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited last month with my family. El Árbol de Dios is an institute, gallery and gift shop. We had the pleasure of speaking with the artist and watching them work during our visit. The gallery displays the most beautiful work and many pieces are very affordable, too. We left very impressed and happy with the entire experience.
    Written 2 April 2020
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