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Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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Address: Avenida La Revolucion y Alameda Manual Enrique Araujo, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Excellent modern museum detailing history of El Salvadoran people.

Thankfully it was a cloudy day for the 2.3km walk south from our Morrison Hotel. After stowing our backpack and paying $3 each, we entered the main Hall of Migration with a... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Gene J
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Thankfully it was a cloudy day for the 2.3km walk south from our Morrison Hotel. After stowing our backpack and paying $3 each, we entered the main Hall of Migration with a multitude of exhibits: Indigenous settlement showcasing ceramics from a variety of archeological sites, Colonial integration of races, Immigration, and the very current world diaspora. Crossing the open air... More 

Thank Gene J
San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This museum covers in a good way most of the history of El Salvador. They have a Xipe Totec sculpture that I just love. IMO, the last floor, dedicated to Monseñor Romero, is too much information on a single character. However, to each its own.

Thank Umeko11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The museum gives visitors an excellent overview of the history of this beautiful nation. It is not a revisionist history; it shows both the achievements and the dark days of the country.

Thank Foodfan128
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I enjoyed this more than I thought, having been anthropology museums (I get bored easily). Plenty to see and most exhibitions in Spanish and English.

Thank CarmenSandiego2012
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you don't know much about the history and settlement of El Salvador this is an great place to start beginning with first precolombian settlers up through newer immigrants coming from Italy and the Middle East. There is also an excellent exhibition of recent and current day emigration from the country due to civil war, poverty, and gang violence. The... More 

Thank Kevin C
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Having been disappointed by many museums in the past, I didn't expect much... But I was pleasantly surprised by this one! When I arrived, at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, I was the only one there (it felt a bit surreal). As I wandered into the first exhibit, though, my mood lifted. The quality and variety of exhibits was great,... More 

Thank Jasmine J
San Salvador, El Salvador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent place within the city to know about the origins, including the pre-Spanish colony and post colony with great illustrations and archeological objects related to agriculture, religion, etc.

Thank Rafael C
Chachapoyas, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

More than just anthropology, this museum goes from prehistory to catholic influence with the Spaniards to today from Agriculture to burial. Nice exhibits and great bilingual placards. Absolutely something you should see if you have the chance. Educational beyond imagination

Thank Michael M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is way overrated for me. Downstairs are two rooms. One has agricultural artifacts with explanations only in Spanish... The second is a little more interesting with history of people on El Salvador, but it overloads you with information and is written as if you know the countries departmental geography which as a tourist you normally don't. It gets... More 

Thank SoloBurr
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

A stunning museum giving a first time traveller to El Salvador an educational overview of this incredible countrys history

Thank Rja1959

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