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 of Tazumal 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 The Ruins of Tazumal in the 1940’s.
Since then, it has 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 while learning so much about the history of my country!
I hope you enjoyed this tour of The Ruins of Tazumal: A visit To The Mayan World
Have you visited a spiritual & sacred site? If so, which one?
If not, would you like to and where is it located?
Tell us all about it in the comments below.
Felices viajes, happy travels!
17 thoughts on “The ruins of Tazumal: A visit to the Mayan world”
I LOVE history as well and am always pondering those same questions you have. I just close my eyes and try to imagine them all there, going about their every day lives. While traveling through Europe, I visited 2 of the prison’s where the Apostle Paul was imprisoned. It was very special to me to walk in the same paths as people from the Bible!
Wow! Im happy you understand exactly what it feels like. Thank you. Yes, i totally agree with you. Just closing our eyes & we go right back in time. It’s incredible!
You know what’s most surprising? It’s the energy that you feel on site. How can I be nostalgic for a world I never knew but yet amazed by all they accomplished? Hum.
I’d ♥ to read more about your visit to that site you mention. Where is it? If you write, I’ll be the 1 st to read 😉
I’m an old soul living in a young body he he. Totally believe i lived in ancient times…no wonder why I ♥ history 😉
I also believe that the souls return again and again for a special purpose that many people do not know.
That is true!
Me encantaron las fotos!!!! Que lindo poder visitar lugares tan llenos de historia. Cuando fui me sentia como una india maya caminando por los templos! Ojala que las proximas generaciones las cuiden, respeten y admiren.
Verdad que es toda una experiencia?
Si uno se transporta a ese mundo al estar alli!
La energia que se siente, wow, increible.
Como tu bien lo dices, es muy importante conocer nuestra historia y pasarla a otras generaciones! Ojala la valoren y se sientan orgullosos.
Me alegra saber que hay tanta belleza y riqueza en la tierra Cuscatleca.
Next adventure? Los parques nacionales ha ha
Yes, I’ve no cure 😉
Gracias por visitar!
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