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Address: Plaza Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Located in the City Centre, on one side of Plaza Civica next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador. The entrance fee is about USD 3. The history of El Salvador is depicted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kolkata, India
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Loveland, Colorado
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is expensive to maintain an historical building like this, and lack of expenditure was obvious. A visit here provides a lot of historical perspective. Other than the plaza and Cathedral there is not much else to see walking around this area.

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Kolkata, India
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433 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the City Centre, on one side of Plaza Civica next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Salvador. The entrance fee is about USD 3. The history of El Salvador is depicted here and is printed in both English and Spanish. The Palace has a beautiful courtyard where you could spend some time. Overall recommended.

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Burlingame, California
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We saw the exterior of the Palace, out tour did not include the interior. Beautiful building worth seeing!

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Murmansk, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Former President's palace was built in 1911. It lasted for 6 years and financed from special tax -1 colon for each quintal (approximately 100 kg) exported coffee. This was the expensive building because many materials imported from Germany, Italy and Belgium. It has about one hundred rooms and four main rooms. Each of them has distinctive color: Red (Rojo) is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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218 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The palace was interesting. The fee to enter is a few dollars. It is quite big, but unless you're really interested in history, you don't necessarily need to visit every room. We were fascinated by the historical information posted throughout, and it was presented in both Spanish and English. The courtyard in the middle of the building is very beautiful.... More 

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Gimli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Our taxi driver took us here for a look when we only had a few hours to see the sights in the city during a stop over. We did not speak Spanish and our driver did not speak English but he took us to many interesting sites in a short period of time. This is very interesting to see inside... More 

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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The building itself is nice enough and the views out back with the garden and trees ia quite lovely, but most the rooms are lockes or empty, so there is very little to see. Overall this disappointed.

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So. Cal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

If you come to San Salvador and have some time, come to the National Palace. It was built in 1911 or so and was the home to the government. It is a sprawling building constructed around an inner courtyard. It is in the process of being renovated, which adds to the experience. The work being done is amazing. Also, Kudos... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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577 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I took a private City Tour of San Salvador my first weekend on a Sunday with Salvadorean Tours for $99. They offer better group rates based on size of group. The City Tour included the National Palace which is the work place of the president but he lives in Zona Rosa and I know why now. The Palace is located... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

A leftover of an era gone by, the Palace had nice gardens, a musical instrument museum and some government offices. And while the official entrance price was posted at the entrance, I paid three times that - the gringo price.

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