Attractions

Top Choice Church in San Salvador

Iglesia El Rosario

Designed by sculptor Ruben Martinez and completed in 1971, Iglesia El Rosario is radically beautiful. Arguably the finest church in Central America, its nondescript concrete exterior conceals an arched roof and a ra…
Top Choice Cathedral in San Salvador

Catedral Metropolitana

Facing Plaza Barrios, the most significant landmark in the city is the resting place of Archbishop Oscar A Romero. During the height of the civil war, Archbishop Romero criticized the government from the pulpit unti…
Top Choice Gardens in San Salvador

Jardín Botánico La Laguna

Moss-covered bridges, pebbled paths, small waterfalls running with the sound of frogs, and turtles and fish feeding at the surface of ponds, this botanical garden is at the bottom of a volcanic crater where many Sal…
Top Choice Gallery in San Salvador

El Arbol de Dios

'God's Tree' is an institute dedicated to the work of world-famous painter Fernando Llort, including sophisticated pieces that differ from his simpler, better-known wood paintings. Many pieces from his cooperative c…
Top Choice Arts Center in La Palma

La Semilla de Dios

Local cooperative La Semilla de Dios, founded in 1977 by Fernando Llort himself, crafts quality products in workshops behind the store. If you ask permission you can wander through the workshops and watch the painte…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Suchitoto

Centro Arte para la Paz

Opened in 2000 as a charitable initiative to support victims of domestic violence, the Centro Arte para la Paz now organizes a range of cultural activities from its premises in a beautiful, old Dominican convent. Th…
Ruins in Ruinas de Tazumal

Tazumal

Archaeologists estimate that the verdant Tazumal area was first settled around 5000 BC. Part of a 10-sq-km zone, much is still buried under Chalchuapa’s more basic housing. The latest restoration, inaugurated in Dec…
National Park in Parque Nacional Los Volcanes

Parque Nacional Los Volcanes

Alongside volcanoes in triplicate, Parque Nacional Los Volcanes boasts hectares of lush forest that provide sanctuary for hundreds of migrating bird species, including emerald toucanets, woodpeckers and 17 species o…
Cathedral in Santa Ana

Catedral de Santa Ana

The most notable sight in Santa Ana is its large neo-Gothic cathedral, which was completed in 1913. Exquisite ornate moldings cover the church's front, while interior pillars and high archways are painted in slate a…
Museum in Perquín

Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña

A few blocks north of the park, this museum charts the causes and progress of the armed struggle. Highlights include the collection of antiwar posters from throughout the world, the stark color photos of life inside…