Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
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Excavation at "Jewel of the Ceren", a pre-Columbian Mayan farming village, that was buried under a volcanic eruption around 600 A.D.
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john o
Huntsville, AL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
very unique archaeological site. One of the curators at the museum was very kind and gave me walk around the site and told me all about it. This is the only village of this size that can be seen today and was discovered by accident in the 1980s I believe, definitely worth a visit.
Written 15 February 2024
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pshurd
Everywhere USA968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This important UNESCO Archaeological Park is well maintained & very interesting. The relics are preserved & presented under roofed open air buidings with beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding them. It is a great spot for birding. There was even a Turquoise Browed Motmot (the National Bird!!) that joined us for almost the entire tour! The separate museum is well designed.
Written 27 January 2024
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The archeological park wasn’t hard to get to but our GPS took us off roading just prior to arrival. So be careful! We arrived as soon as it opened and there wasn’t anyone there. They didn’t have any English speaking tour guides so we went without. The museum has many interesting artifacts and stories about the locals in the area. There were some well preserved pieces to see and when you continue to the ruins, you can see the dig site and how it’s also still intact. Very interesting place to visit, especially if you like history.
Written 29 April 2023
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Nanci P
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were very disappointed. First of all, it was expensive for what you get. The exhibits lack enough descriptive information and the museum is very small and limited. Would not recommend.
Written 10 March 2023
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rtln
California134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This site lacks the drama of the grand pyramid sites of Mesoamerica, but it illustrates the life in smaller villages and farms of the Mayan and post-Mayan civilizations. The pyramids in El Salvador are mostly buried. I found particularly interesting the layers and layers of ash that delineate the eruptions which continually interrupted the development of the towns in this area. Joya de Cerén is different from Pompeii, in that the people all fled before the volcano erupted. The only skeleton that was found was that of a duck.
Written 26 February 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We saw a lot of Mayan ruins on this trip but this one was different as it showed how Mayans lived over 1500 years ago. We toured with a guide which I recommend as you’ll learn a lot more.
Written 25 January 2023
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Inspired2
Guildford, UK507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Nice museum with English, French and Spanish Translations. Great how they have preserved the buildings which were covered by ash. Makes me wonder what other sites are yet to be found!
Written 14 January 2023
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Stephen L
Cambridge, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Buried around 600AD. Rediscovered in recent times. Plenty of unearthed buildings. The layering of ash shows the site was hit many times volcanic eruptions over the next 1300 years
Written 3 December 2022
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DesertRose
476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
While this isn't as imposing as many other ruins it is impressive in it's own right for giving a different perspective on Myan culture and certainly is worth a stop.
Written 25 June 2022
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packedandready2go
California951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Though the site is small compared to some other world famous ruins, it is well laid out. The ruins are well preserved and well displayed. As a bonus we saw some exotic birds while visiting the ruins.
Written 3 May 2022
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