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San Salvador and its spectacular attractions

By Carlton Leisure - 01/12/2015


San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador is situated in the centre of the country. On arrival it may feel like any average Central American city where paths are lined with shopping avenues and food joints and roads get clogged due to heavy traffic. But delve deep into it before signing it off. The city looks great with volcanic skyline, beautiful art and public spaces filled with friendly population. Great shopping options, food joints, fun loving locals and several points of interests in the vicinity; the tourists are never sort of reasons to fly to San Salvador. The city which is political, economic, educational and cultural hub of the country has enough reasons to visit. Here we deliberate on its top draw cards.

Palacio Nacional

Palacio Nacional was government headquarters before it got destroyed in a devastating 1986 earthquake. The palace which is well known for its elegance and grandeur now serves as the venue for official functions. Made of Italian marble in early 20th century, the palace has more than 100 rooms that can be explored.

Museo de Arte Popular

The capital of El Salvador also caters to the travellers with the love for the museum. Museo de Arte Popular caters to the travellers with such interests. The small museum is dedicated to quirky folk art. On your arrival, the guests would be able to know about the weaving techniques and the history of surprises. The museum helps understand the local art and craft.

Iglesia El Rosario

One of the most spectacular churches in El Salvador, Iglesia El Rosario looks stunning with its non-colonial structure and is adorned with coloured glass. Its curved roof is delicately adorned. There are several metal and stone statues lined on the sides of the entrance. Among other distinctions - it is also the burial ground for the father of Central American independence, Padre Delgado.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum gives an insight into the country biodiversity by analysing, fossils and rocks that could be several epoch old. The museum gives a valuable lesson in geology and biology of the region. During their visit the guests can find several exhibits related to the marine wildlife and mammalian species. Visiting this museum could be a time taking affair so one should have plenty of time on disposal.

Estadio Cuscatlán

El Salvador national stadium is an important venue for major sporting events. The museums are also a proud host for s music performances by national artists. This one of the major sporting arenas in Central America has seen several iconic football players playing and music legends performing. This popular stadium was opened for public in 1976 and has hosted several music concerts since then. The stadium is also the home ground to the El Salvador national soccer team and Alianza Fútbol Club and C.D. Atletico Marte, two popular teams in the country.