San Salvador Travel Guide

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San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador. The city has been demolished a few times by earthquakes, the worst one being that of 1854, so don't expect many colonial buildings here; most of them have collapsed.

The centre of town is where Avenida Espana crosses Calle Delgado. Nearly all the important buildings are in this area.The Plaza Barrios, a little to the east, is the main square in the centre. There is a nice equestrian statue, the National Palace and the Cathedral - all fairly recent constructions. In the Parque Libertad, just off Calle Delgado, you find a flamboyant monument to Liberty, the Church of Rosario and the Palace of the Archbishop.

For good views over the city head to the Parque Balboa, from where a scenic road takes you to Cerro Chulo. From there you can see the city below through the Puerta del Diablo.

There are many excellent daytrips you can make from San Salvador. Lake Ilopango is a popular trip. The San Salvador Volcano and the Izalco Volcano can also be seen by car. Further afield are Sonsonate, with the Cerro Verde, and Ichanmichen in Zacetocoluca.

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