By: Hugh C. Talley
Earlier this week we went to visit Tazumal, the site of the most famous Mayan ruins of El Salvador. The name Tazumal translates as, “the place where people were burned.” Tazumal spans a period of over 1000 years, from around 100 AD to 1200 AD. Some of the Interesting features we saw during the visit were tombs, pyramids, and a water-draining system, as well as statues and other displays of Mayan art.
Tazumal has a really interesting museum with many artifacts unearthed from the ruins on display. There was a life-size statue of Xipo-Totec, the Aztec God recovered in excellent condition from the site, it is now on display at the Museum of Anthropology.
Tazumal is located in the heart of Chalchuapa just north of Santa Ana and some 37 miles (60 km) from the capital, San Salvador.
After our visit to Tazumal we went to Ahuachapan and had a late lunch at a very nice restaurant named “Jardin de Celeste”. They have beautiful gardens of plants and flowers. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed the atmosphere.
I have included some pictures from our trip. I hope that you enjoy this post.
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