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Museums in El Salvador

Salvadoran museums have now more than ever the opportunity to build a new vision more democratic or plural of our country, the Salvadoran museums are no longer now temples or mausoleums where cultural treasures are saved, changed to be booming schools with a dynamic accentuated and close to the public, you must guide the interests towards the population and develop a joint plan of actions that can contribute to form a concept of nation, culture and society more suited to the reality of these times.

List of Museums

National Museum of anthropology Dr. David J. Guzmán

Founded in 1883, the Museum presents 5 rooms surrounding a: human settlements, agriculture, handicraft production, trade and Exchange, religion, art and forms of communication; addition of a temporary exhibition room. Specialized library, Auditorium, parking and guided tours.

Av. La Revolución (frente a Feria Internacional), Col. San Benito, San Salvador Tel. 2243-3927.

Tuesday to Sunday, 9: 00 am-5: 00 pm, general $1.50, students $0.75, children and seniors: free.


El Salvador Art Museum, MARTE

Three rooms dedicated to local and international exhibitions, a great Hall permanently dedicated to the history of the Salvadoran painting and video projection room. Specialized shop, parking, taxi stop.

Av. La Revolución, Col. San Benito, San Salvador. (a la par Teatro Presidente) Tel. 2243-6099.

Tuesday to Sunday, 10: 00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m., under the age of 8 years and older: free, $0.50, $1.50 adult students. Free public schools.


Museum of sculpture Enrique Salaverría

Open since 1999, exhibits nearly 80 works on diverse materials Salaverría, originating Juayúa sculptor. Among the exhibited pieces "Movement and women" of 3 meters and half carved in Cedar.

59 Av. Nte. No. 33, entre 1ª C. Pte. y Alameda Juan Pablo II, San Salvador. Tel. 2260-9457.

Monday to Friday, 3: 00 a.m. to 5:00p. m., free.


Museum of Television and Film National

Reporting historical and documentary television activity El Salvador and recreation of television studios. Guided tours, orientation for students and cafeteria.

Santa Tecla

Tels. 2228 - 0811, 2228-4599.

Monday to Friday, 9: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.


Museum of the word and the Image

Dedicated to research, rescue, preserve and exhibit elements of culture and history of El Salvador. You have a file with collections of photographs, audio, film, video, posters, objects and publications on issues of identity, culture and historical memory. Specialized file: documents and photographs.

Calle Gabriela Mistral No. 224, Col. Buenos Aires, San Salvador.

Tel. 2226-0356.

Monday to Friday, 9: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.


Museum of Popular Art

Presents a collection of over 4,000 thumbnails in mud moulded Ilobasco artisans. Temporary exhibition of folk art. Tours of appointment.

Av. San José No. 125, Col. Centro América, San Salvador.

Tel. 2274-5154.

Tuesday to Sunday, 10: 00 a.m. to 6: 00 pm.


Museum of History of the Armed Forces

Permanently exposes historical objects of military rulers, military transport, as well as Luis Vergara Ahumada painting: "The cry of independence". In building a topography at the level of the country with 30 metres in length and width, 15 to inaugurate soon. Specialized collection, parking.

Barrio San Jacinto, Tel. 2250-0100.

Tuesday to Saturday, 9: 00 a.m. to 12: 00 m. and 2: 00 p.m. to 5: 00 p.m.


Regional Museum of the West

Located in the old offices of the Central Reserve Bank, the Museum exhibits his collection of archeological pieces coming from the region, departments of Western contemporary history and an impressive Salvadoran numismatic collection. It also has temporary exhibition rooms. Library, guided tours, café and gift shop.

Avenida Independencia No. 8, Santa Ana, Tel. 2441-2128.

Monday to Saturday from 9: 00-12: 00 m and 1: 00-5: 00 p.m., under the age of 8 years and older: free, adult: $0.34.


Museum of the Revolution

Inaugurated in 1992, recounts the Salvadoran contemporary history. Its permanent exhibition displays weapons, objects, images and testimonies of the war, as well as a recreation of a guerrilla war-era radio. Guided tours.

Perquín, Morazán, Tel: 2680-4045

Tuesday to Saturday from 10: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m.


Joya de Cerén Museum

Includes archaeological "Joya de Cerén" - heritage - site which shows the remains of a Mayan village of the classical period. Its exhibition area displays pieces found in the place. Guided visits, interpretive trails, camp, cafeteria, shop handicrafts and parking areas.

Km. 36, Carretera a San Juan Opico, La Libertad, Tel. 401-5728.

Tuesday-Sunday 9: 00-4: 00 p.m., children under 8 years old and seniors: free, adult: $0.25


Museum of San Andrés

Educational resources on the archaeological site shows San Andrés maya classic period, as well as an indigo indigo dating from the 17TH century. Games, cafeteria, shop handicrafts and parking area.

Km. 33 carretera a Santa Ana, La Libertad.

Tuesday to Sunday from 9: 00 a.m.-5: 00 pm under 8 years old and seniors: free national adult: $0.60, foreign $3.00


Museum of Tazumal

Displays archaeological site the Tazumal elements and other areas of Chalchuapa. Guided tours, areas, parking and camp.

Calle al Cantón El Cuje, Chalchuapa.

Tuesday to Sunday from 8: 30-4: 00 pm White House.


Archaeological Park, Museum and workshop of Indigo

Km. 78 Carretera Panamericana, Chalchuapa, Tel. 444-0892.

Tuesday to Sunday from 10: 00 am-5: 00 pm, general $2.86, children and seniors: free