Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología

Museo Nacional de Antropología
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • KiminGranCouva
    San Fernando, Trinidad437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to visit for 2 hours
    An excellent museum collection that gives insights into the peoples who settled the region in pre-columbian times. The display are well curated and the space and gardens are lovely. The only short coming is that the signage and notes displayed are to few and some are marred by inaccurate English translations.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 29, 2023
  • RG B
    Sacramento, California134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent collection of relatively recent Salvadoran culture and history.
    This is a large, modern museum in central Zona Rosa. It contains a large collection of relatively recent Mayan/Salvadoran anthropological artifacts. Older Mayan history is underrepresented but the displays present an extensive panorama of Salvadoran culture over the last several centuries. Exhibits are curated in both Spanish and English. This museum is highly recommended but not if the visitor's main objective is ancient Mayan history. Entrance fee is US$10.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 1, 2023
  • Athena53
    Kansas City, Missouri1,826 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Good Background Information
    I visited this museum my first day before I joined an organized tour of the area. It was a good place to start learning about the history. I could have spent the whole time in the room with early musical instruments and the beautiful recordings of the instruments being played! About half the information was translated into English although the slightly darker print against a black background sometimes made it harder to read. There was a good section on the incorporations of Africans brought to the area as slaves.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 23, 2024
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Athena53
Kansas City, MO1,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I visited this museum my first day before I joined an organized tour of the area. It was a good place to start learning about the history.

I could have spent the whole time in the room with early musical instruments and the beautiful recordings of the instruments being played!

About half the information was translated into English although the slightly darker print against a black background sometimes made it harder to read.

There was a good section on the incorporations of Africans brought to the area as slaves.
Written April 23, 2024
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RG B
Sacramento, CA134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a large, modern museum in central Zona Rosa. It contains a large collection of relatively recent Mayan/Salvadoran anthropological artifacts. Older Mayan history is underrepresented but the displays present an extensive panorama of Salvadoran culture over the last several centuries. Exhibits are curated in both Spanish and English. This museum is highly recommended but not if the visitor's main objective is ancient Mayan history. Entrance fee is US$10.
Written December 1, 2023
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KiminGranCouva
San Fernando, Trinidad437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
An excellent museum collection that gives insights into the peoples who settled the region in pre-columbian times. The display are well curated and the space and gardens are lovely. The only short coming is that the signage and notes displayed are to few and some are marred by inaccurate English translations.
Written November 29, 2023
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Pre-Columbian artifacts, Mayan, on display. So are Colonial period exhibits. Not extensive but interesting and informative. I've been to some Mayan sites, but I have others I want to visit, including Copan. This museum is a must if you have any interest in Mesoamerican culture and history.
Written July 9, 2021
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clevelandtravelgirl
Cleveland, Ohio263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Discovered this museum and it was a nice treat to see the history of the region. The museum is laid out nicely with descriptions in Spanish and sometimes English with a small outdoor area. They have a gift shop but it was closed when we visited.
Written March 5, 2020
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Eldereaglewatcher
Chippewa Falls, WI1,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I recently visited the anthropology museum for the 3rd time. There is always something new to see, and it's hard to see everything in one visit. This time there was a special exhibit on migration throughout the history of El Salvador. Especially moving were the photos and stories of the migration of women. Many of the explanations for the exhibits are in Spanish and English. The museum is in an area with other sites to visit. Definitely a must for history buffs.
Written February 29, 2020
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Larry M
Asheville, NC340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While this museum by western standards is unpretentious, it does protect and display treasures from the Mayan city states that would have looted or destroyed, including a burial chamber of a king with all of his tribute. If you do not get out to the actual ancient sites, this is not a substitute.
Written February 20, 2020
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Riccardo C
Stuttgart, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
A very pleasant surprise! This museum is a real jewel in San Salvador. You have a very interesting collection of precolombian artifacts as well as colonial period. Most of the explanations are in spanish and english. Also very interesting the room dedicated to the development of agriculture. Very touching the part dedicated to the civil war. A special thanks to the free guide Adelina who proved to be very professional and prepared on the history of El Salvador. Besides, being a disabled person I really appreciated the barrier-free museum. The only negative point the absence of books about the museum. In any case thumbs up!
Written January 10, 2020
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Panamajoe2017
Sechelt, Canada315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Great museum with a good explanation of the history of the region, in Spanish and English. Upstairs there are rooms devoted to crafts, religion, burial practices, etc. Very informative. Especially like the English explanations, so you don’t need a guide. Three dollar entry fee for foreigners. Good way to spend two to three hours.
Written November 28, 2019
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YetiStuff
Sedona, AZ641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I think this is one of the “must do’s” if you’re visiting San Salvador. The exhibits are well-done and have Spanish/English descriptions. There are some incredible artifacts on display and some pretty moving murals too. A great and easy way to learn about the place you’re traveling to.
Written April 6, 2019
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