Attractions

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…
Museum in Perquín

El Campamento Guerrillero Simulado

This reconstructed guerrilla camp is connected by swing bridges and dirt tracks in a patch of partially cleared woodland. The museum is also the contact point for ex-guerrilla guides who can take visitors on fascina…
Museum in Morazán

Cacaopera Museum

The village of Cacaopera (bus 337 from San Francisco Gotera, 15 minutes, US$0.20) has a small ethnographic museum with photo exhibits and artifacts from the local Kakawira indigenous community. Through the museum yo…
Museum in San Miguel

Museo Regional del Oriente

Opened in 2007, the Museo Regional del Oriente is in the same building as the Antiguo Teatro Nacional, on the 2nd floor. The collection of pottery and photos is meager but well thought out, and probably the best att…
Theater in San Miguel

Antiguo Teatro Nacional

A neoclassical gem which functioned as a cinema during the silent-film era and later as the Telecom headquarters and a public hospital.
Archaeological Site in San Miguel

Ruinas de Quelepa

Archaeology buffs will appreciate the Ruinas de Quelepa, grassy mounds covering 40 terraced ceremonial platforms, largely unexcavated. Lenca inhabited the site between the 2nd and 7th centuries AD, trading with Copá…
Lake in Alegría

La Laguna de Alegría

The scenic crater lake La Laguna de Alegría is a 2km downhill walk from town. Its icy waters are said to be medicinal. Don’t miss the beautiful view from the Mirador de las Cien Grados – a vista point at the top of …
Lake in San Miguel

Laguna de Olomega

About 40km southeast of San Miguel is a pretty lake on which you can catch a small boat (US$5 round trip) to minuscule Los Cerritos Island. It's great for swimming and fishing in a place of great significance to the…
Cathedral in San Miguel

Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Paz

Facing Parque David J Guzmán, San Miguel’s cathedral dates from the 18th century.