Tazumal, Chalchuapa

#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in El Salvador
Browse Mayan architecture dating back to the classical period at Tazumal. The archaeological site consists of two pyramids, a ballgame court, and a mound. The main pyramid at the site, known as B1-1, dominates the area. Over a dozen construction stages can be identified for the main pyramid, pointed out by interpretive signs. The second pyramid dates back to the late classic period. Look at the top of the excavated structure to see traves of old walls and columns. Add Tazumal to your Chalchuapa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chalchuapa holiday planner .
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  • Great place of Mayan ruins. This was a historic site that held religious importance. The elite lived here. Burials, religious sacrifices, and anything that was considered sacred! Find a tour guide to ...  more »
  • Don’t visit this place as it’s one of the ‘lesser’ Mayan ruins in central America & is frequently closed! We went there today, after first consulting with the tourism office in Santa Ana. We knew it w...  more »
  • Colorful local characters leading impromptu history lessons on the ruins... There's a really cool museum that's attached to the ruins. As always, pay respect and honor the culture and the locals will vibe with that and respond in kind. We were allowed to enter the areas after chatting up the guards and expressing our admiration.
  • My favorite tourist sight in El Salvador! If you are visiting the country don't forget to go to Tazumal. The experience is unique and there are not so many sights like this in the world. I recommend to get the guide because then you get the incredible story and the history behind the ruins and the Maya's. Love this place and strongly recommend going!
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