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Chalchuapa, El Salvador
+503 7468 5701
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 2013

It was so amazing to be able to visit the site of a real Mayan ruin in my Family's native El Salvador. The drive there from the capital is beautiful and there are vendors lining the street outside selling hand made souvenirs like the Mayan...More

7  Thank roaming_alicat
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Cost was low ($3.00 foreigners, $1.00 Central Americans). Wasn't a lot to see though the front of the pyramid was nice. Well tended area made it a nice to place to want to have a picnic at.

3  Thank ChiefSadler
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

There are parts that you can walk up onto the ruins but a lot of it is protected, so there is an effort to keep it in good condition. The museum gives some information about the site but you'll get the most out of it...More

Thank daisy21988
Reviewed 30 May 2018

What an AMAZING experience seeing these ruins! There was a great on-site museum which one of the guides kindly walked us through and explained to us. I went while visiting family in El Salvador and we were all awestruck by the understanding and history about...More

Thank vanessa932015
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that this is one of the Mayan Ruins you can actually touch and walk on. Parts of it have been damage by recent(ish) hurricanes and earthquakes so not all of it is accessible BUT you can take your...More

Thank sallyagreda
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a must visit, if you are around the area. This archeological site is not only one of the most important sites in the whole of El Salvador, but the story behind it, is a must know! I recommend visiting this site early in...More

1  Thank Antonio L
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

$3 entry for foreigners, very nice museum onsite that's worth your time to see before heading out to view the site. Unlike at some other large Mayan sites you can't go climbing all over them (it's for the best, admit it) but to walk around...More

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Seeing the ruins reminds me of a house that has be left in disrepair. It was sad to see that a historical sight had been allowed to be ruined. That said, it was $3 for foreigners and $1 for citizens. It was worth the entry...More

Thank RobertDTravels
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Tazumal was an important urban center and the pyramids left behind are a testament to it. I spent about two hours visiting both the museum and the actual site and had a wonderful time. There are restaurants and little shops around the site which is...More

Thank Trekker2020
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

When we came here we had just been to the ruins in Copan. This certainly isn’t those. The ruins site itself is very small but well preserved. There’s a small garden area you can walk around and a museum containing some collected artefacts from the...More

Thank danigross88
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very worth to visit in great condition Mayan cult place. Small museum with arteficats is adventage. Around small park for rest and admiration😊

Thank Łukasz P
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

You can park in front and pay up to $3 dollars to enter. You can climb some of the ruins for a great picture. Small museum adjacent to learn a bit of history. Souvenirs are sold outside; always bargain.

Thank Ivonne F
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