San Salvador

Street Market
Street Market

In San Salvador we visited Boquerón Park, which is situated atop one of the peaks of San Salvador Volcano. We had a good view into the caldera and surrounding areas.

We began with a trip to Boquerón Park, which is situated atop one of the peaks of San Salvador Volcano. From this landscaped park, we had fantastic views of the volcano’s craters, as well as the surrounding city.

Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen
Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen

Then, we visited the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, which collects items such as photos, videos, publications, and drawings to preserve the culture and history of El Salvador. The museum’s exhibits focus on human rights during armed conflicts and offer diverse perspectives on El Salvador’s tumultuous military history, as well as how it has affected its people. 

San Salvador Cathedral
San Salvador Cathedral

We visited San Salvador Cathedral in the center of the city and the burial site of Oscar Romero, a prominent Roman Catholic priest and archbishop of El Salvador in the 1960s and 70s. Speaking out against human rights violations and begging the military to stop killing civilians, Romero often clashed with the local government and the Catholic Church. In 1980, he was shot while celebrating Mass, presumably during an organized attack by a Salvadoran death squad.

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