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Today we a fair bit of time – to “jump the trail” as Romans just to say when they were in a hurry – because on Fridays we give distance themselves from the rest of the shipment pending issues all week, and we did not cope with although we tried everything. We feel bad because his is that you narrate the trip from Cuba with great detail, very quietly, to the rhythm of the Caribbean that still carry in our body. All this, of course, with the help of the imagination which is what most high fly. To see the next time if we can extend a little more … we ask apologies to all so brief. For that, there is no ms Preamble stress, we start to report everything that is good in the country of El Salvador national parks, feeling the breeze on the face of the Pacific. Lots to see in El Salvador, as you probably Sabris, so we will not miss a minute diatribes ms “without substance.” Let’s take a walk…

1. Museo Nacional de Antropología Dr. David J. Guzmán / San Salvador

6369226803_8a9f851ac1_bLocated in San Benito, near the famous Zona Rosa, is a museum that houses a valuable collection of archaeological pieces from the pre-classical (1500 BC-250 AD) era. Also features relics belonging to the colonial era and the different elements that have constituted the civilization salvadoreaa along history. Known also as MUNA pursues the vision of promoting rapprochement and Salvadorans reflection of their cultural identity Travs exhibition, ongoing research, publications and didactic programs in the fields of archeology ay anthropologist serving as testimony to the social processes that have occurred in El Salvador. The museum has five rooms exhibicin permanent and temporary room in which the history of our country is presented. They are different cultural encontrartres few: the prehispnica, colonial and contemporary. Each estdiferenciada by coffee, yellow, and green colors (Photo: Cmaro27 / text: http://www.elsalvador.travel).

2. Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE)/ San Salvador

Fachada_del_Museo_de_Arte_de_El_Salvador,_Plaza_de_los_Artistas.The Museum of art of El Salvador (MARTE) was opened on 22 May 2003. It is a private institution, non-profit, whose operation is the responsibility of the Association Museum of art of El Salvador, which was created for that purpose and whose legal status was obtained by agreement Executive No. 338 published in the official journal 89 volume 347 of 6 may of the year 2000. In a short time, and thanks to the work carried out by the Association, the Museum has become an essential reference in the cultural life of the Central American area. The Mars displays a permanent exhibition of Salvadoran art with works from his collection, of private collections and loans from artists. This exhibition provides a broad art scene Salvadoran of mid-19th century to the contemporary era. Likewise, Mars maintains a program of temporary exhibitions, which have allowed, for the first time in El Salvador, works of the great masters of world art arise. Its exhibits are complemented by an educational program that includes guided visits mainly aimed at students of public schools in the country, a teacher training program and a varied programme of activities directly linked to the exhibitions. (Source and photo: Museum).

3. Museo de Escultura Enrique Salaverría / San Salvador

mu«The Museum of sculpture is a cosy and warm site located in the 59″North Avenue, between the 1» Calle Poniente y Alameda Juan Pablo II, in San Salvador. Since November 1999, it operates in the city this cultural corner, very little known by the art-loving people. In the large lounge that welcomes visitors, there is a variety of sculptures in different size, position and style although all have something in common, have been prepared by one of the Salvadoran artists who have more prominent in the area of sculpture and ceramics: Mr Enrique Salaverría, native of Juayua, Sonsonate. (Photo: Camaro27 / text: Diario El Salvador).

4. Museo de la Televisión y el Cine Salvadoreño / San Salvador

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Historical and documentary presentation of the television activity in El Salvador and recreation of television studios. Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are no more (photo is a helicopter, or what’s left of it). (Info: is-turismopuro.blogspot.com.es).

5. Museo de la Palabra y de la Imagen de El Salvador / San Salvador

mupiEl MUPI posee un acervo excepcional representado en fotos, audio, cine, video, afiches, objetos, publicaciones, pinturas y dibujos, periódicos, manuscritos y libros donados a la institución por la entusiasta colaboración de la sociedad,algunos pertenecieron a personajes como Salarrué, Claudia Lars, Roque Dalton, María de Baratta,  Prudencia Ayala, Hugo Lindo, Pedro Geoffroy Rivas, Matilde Elena López, entre otros. Este apoyo ha respondido al llamamiento de la campaña permanente “Contra el caos de la desmemoria”, que desde 1996 invita a donar o prestar algún objeto o documento con algún valor cultural, histórico o artístico. Además cuenta con una biblioteca especializada en temática social con mas de dos mil ejemplares para  consulta.  El MUPI formó parte del Comité que erigió el Monumento a las Víctimas Civiles de Violaciones a los Derechos Humanos durante el conflicto armado. Tiene su sede en la capital salvadoreña y lleva a cabo exposiciones itinerantes, charlas, talleres y cine foros sobre cultura, memoria y Derechos Humanos en los lugares más apartados del país. Igualmente mantiene una línea de producción de libros y audiovisuales. (Foto y texto: web del museo).

6. Museo de Arte Popular de El Salvador / San Salvador

museo-arte-popular-aniversario-1416222The Museum of Popular Art from El Salvador, opens its doors to new audiences through this page, with the purpose of sharing the richness and uniqueness of folk art and traditions of this Central American nation. Different expressions of Salvadoran popular art, product of traditional popular practices or emerging artistic expressions, are the Museum of Popular art exhibits in its installations and exhibitions. As a result of research and conservation activities it has organized more than 25 exhibitions, some outside the country, and it has managed to accumulate a collection of more than 1,100 objects and valuable documents. In 2001 it opened its office in the city of San Salvador, where kept the permanent exhibition dedicated to the renowned art of miniature pottery from Ilobasco, called – room of the miniature Dominga Herrera – in honor to the famous creator of this art; and other three rooms where he organizes temporary exhibitions. By innovative forms of work and broadcasting deployed, popular artisans and artists have begun to leave characteristic anonymity gaining national prominence, as it is the case of don Ángel Mendoza Alvarado, painter, sculptor and Restorer, awarded the national prize of culture in the year 2000. This is how the museum contributes to the recognition and evaluation of popular art and traditions as components cultural fundamental for the development of our society. (Source and photo: Museum).

7. Museo de la Ciudad de San Salvador / Santa Tecla

5462859139_28c3803269_bMuseum under construction, hence the nature of the text that comes from the the journal of El Salvador. All City Museum aims to count and describe the historical, cultural, architectural and economic development of the town. For example, “the record company could sponsor the living room with the history of beer in the country. Details on the process of elaboration and the machinery used,”said Espinosa. The municipality is also interested in the first cart Jeep which entered El Salvador and that rolled for the first time, in San Salvador. That way could fill the spaces in different classrooms, with the support of private companies, which at the same time, have been the protagonists of the urban history. (Source and photo: Diario El Salvador).

8. Museo Regional de Occidente / Santa Ana

200px-Museo_Regional_de_OccidenteSanta Ana has many cultural identity and in it we can find a place that tells the story of the currency in El Salvador. We refer to the Regional Museum of the West which offers a gallery of ancient coins that have marked the history of El Salvador since these circulated in the hands of the Salvadorans one or two centuries ago. Coins that can be found in the Regional Museum of the West are gold, silver and other metals, being the oldest coin found in the Museum, a currency of “two real” dating back to the year 1828. In the Museum there are two temporary rooms where you can find various exhibitions, but there is the permanent room where you can always find the exhibition of coins. You will also find a library, cafeteria and gift shop to take a souvenir of the visit to the Museum. If you want to visit the Museum of the West, you can visit it at times from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 in the afternoon at 5:00 p.m. (source and photo: elsalvadoreshermoso.com).

9. Museo de la Revolución / Perquin – Morazán

Perqun_Museo_de_la_RevolucinThe violence issue, whatever it is, is expressed as express, never we will like or even if shown in a museum. Sorry, give us as is the Imperial War Museum to the Museum of the revolution in El Salvador, they give us all the same and we don’t like. But, for El Salvador, this is an important Museum and why we mention it here, looking to the other side. The municipality of Perquin in addition to a great tourist potential, is the only municipality that has a great history. In Perquin you can visit houses with great legacy of El Salvador past, since its walls still retain the essence of what happened in the armed conflict. The Museum of the Salvadoran revolution, tribute Heroes and martyrs, was founded in December 1992 in the municipality of Perquín, Morazán, by a group of guerrillas. This place has an authentic history of the 12 years of armed conflict in El Salvador through the collection of objects, documents, images, information and testimonies of episodes related to the civil war who lived El Salvador during the 1980s. The Museum is divided into five different rooms, designed to recreate the causes that originated the war: life in the camps, international solidarity, conventional weapons and agreements of peace and the Radio Venceremos. The latter is located in the place where the radio signal is transmitted guerrilla during much of the conflict. The Museum also displays the remains of bombs, shells, the helicopter in which Colonel Domingo Monterrosa, Commander of the Atlacatl Battalion, died during the massacre at El Mozote. (Source and photo: perquinelcorazondemorazan.es.tl).

10. Parque de La Joya de Cerén / La Libertad

ESJoya de Cerén is a place unique in Mesoamerica as a settlement covered in full life by a sudden volcanic eruption ash, and due to its importance it has been included in the list of world heritage sites (also known as heritage). UNESCO (United Nations education, science and culture organization) maintains a catalog of natural or cultural sites of outstanding global importance, which is called the list of world heritage sites (also known as the list of heritage). The Governments of the different countries of the world can propose the appointment of their sites. UNESCO evaluates the submitted proposals by countries in regular meetings, applying strict criteria to decide if a site is included in the list. In 1992, CONCULTURA launched efforts to name Joya de Cerén as world heritage, taking care to its then employees the task of filling out forms and gather the necessary information (sic) Manuel López & Paul Amaroli. The proposal was accepted by UNESCO in 1993. (Source and photo: fundar.org.sv).

11. Museo de San Andrés / La Libertad (Parque Maya Joya de Cerén)

san_andres_despues77San Andrés is located on the banks of the rio Sucio, toward the center of the Valley of Zapotitán. Today, this region is famous for its fertility, also important for agricultural communities developed in pre-Hispanic times. This circumstance is reflected in the high density of archaeological sites in the Valley, with a total estimated at about 350. One of them is Joya de Ceren, which is five kilometres in a straight line to the northeast of San Andres. San Andrés is one of El Salvador’s largest pre-Hispanic centers. It would have been a regional capital between the years 600 to 900 A.d. in the late classic period. This ancient community covering a total of 200 hectares or more and consisted of a monumental Center surrounded by a large common residential area. It is believed that San Andres came to rule the Zapotitan Valley, and some neighbouring areas, such as the Valley of the hammocks where San Salvador. This same place saw human occupation long before its heyday as the Mayan capital. Investigations indicate the existence of a farming village from perhaps 900 BC to about 420 A.d., when the gigantic eruption of Ilopango caused the abandonment of the region. (Source and photo: fundar.org.sv).

12. Museo del Tazumal / Chalchuapa

tazumal_estr1gTazumal was the first Archaeological Park in El Salvador, and is among the oldest in the Central American region. The site takes its name from the Tazumal farm that formerly existed in this place. Although it is generally accepted that “Tazumal” is a word of Indian origin, its meaning is not clear, and there is not even a consensus about which language belongs. On the eve of the Spanish conquest (which began in 1524), Chalchuapa was a Poqomam community, a Mayan group very extended from the Valley of Guatemala until the border area with the Salvadoran territory. In very recent years (particularly since the 1980) has begun to refer to the site as “El Tazumal”, probably derived of “Park Tazumal”. This is, however a clear aberration affecting the indigenous name of the archaeological site. The first news of Tazumal are from 1892, when the scholar guatemalteco-salvadoreno Santiago Barberena made to transport three sculptures from the site to the National Museum. The best known is the estela de Tazumal, which today is exhibited in the Museo Nacional de Antropología “Dr. David J. Guzmán. (Source and photo: fundar.org.sv).

13. Museo Casa Blanca / Chalchuapa

casa_blanca_estr1Casa Blanca has an area of 6 hectares, which represents a fragment of a much larger site, now largely destroyed due to the growth of the town of Chalchuapa. Together with the neighboring area of El Trapiche (outside of the park), the White House became the center of an important early lordship maya, from the end of the period pre-Late Classic (approximately between 200 BC and 250 bc ).  The largest known pyramid in El Salvador was built in the sector of El Trapiche, and in front of it was placed a ghost whose text was deleted in the remote antiquity. Another structure of that time (investigated prior to their destruction) contained the remains of more than 30 people, apparently slaughtered; it is possible that they have been captives of one of the campaigns of war conducted by this ancient kingdom. Although this was the rise of white House, the site has provided evidence of human activity earlier and later. The first evidences dating back to almost 5,000 years ago, and it consists in the register of pollen from a small gap in the area indicate that the destruction of the primary forest followed by the cultivation of maize, noting in a dramatic way the introduction of intensive agriculture in the region, and the establishment of life in villages that gave rise to the Mesoamerican civilizations. The findings later in White House are of burials with offerings, and the period to close with the invasion of the Spaniards. The Government bought the area of Casa Blanca in 1977. After several years of work in the creation of infrastructure by the Archaeological Project of El Salvador from the University of Nagoya, Casa Blanca was opened as a park in 2004. (Source and photo: fundar.org.sv).

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