I have always been fascinated with archaeology since I was very young. I dream about temples and sacred sites (Abu Symbel, The Pyramids in Egypt, The Parthenon in Greece, Chichén Itzá in Mexico, Machu Picchu in Peru among many).
Since I was going to visit El Salvador, I was determined to visit one particular site (On the Archaeology Route) that had escaped me in the past years: The Ruins of Tazumal.
As you can see in the following map, they are part of a wide area that the Mayan Civilization occupied:
The ruins are located in the beautiful historic town of Chalchuapa, Santa Ana (Northwestern El Salvador).
El Tazumal offers a glimpse into the daily life of the Mayan society that once lived there.
The “father” of Salvadoran archaeology Stanley H. Boggs, discovered it in the 1940’s. It has since become the best preserved and one the most visited sites in the country.
The major attraction is the 23 meter high pyramid which is just impressive.
Walking on the grounds is quite an amazing experience!
I couldn’t help but wonder…What was it like living back then?
What did they witness? A ritual, a ceremony, a game?
That was such a great trip back in time.
I learned so much about the history of my country!
I hope you enjoyed this tour and I highly recommend a visit if you are ever in the area.
Have you visited a spiritual & sacred site?