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Introducing Perquín

A visit to the former FMLN headquarters in the mountain town of Perquín is paramount to understanding El Salvador’s brutal civil war. It was in these hills that the opposition garnered its most loyal support, and despite vigorous bombing campaigns, the military was unable to dislodge the guerrilla forces. The town itself isn’t beautiful but the cool mountain climate and excellent war museum make a trip here the highlight of El Salvador for many visitors.