El Salvador Culture

Santa Ana Cathedral in El Salvador

The Santa Ana Cathedral in El Salvador. Impressive Neo-Gothic church.


The Santa Ana Cathedral in El Salvador or “Catedral de la Señora Santa Ana” is a neo-Gothic church located in the city of Santa Ana. This Cathedral, of great cultural value to the municipality of Santa Ana and the entire country, was declared a national monument of El Salvador in 1995. Today’s modern Cathedral sits … Read more

Cihuatan El Salvador

Cihuatan El Salvador, great Pre-Columbian archaeological site.


Cihuatan El Salvador is an extensive Pre-Columbian archaeological site located in the central part of El Salvador. The Cihuatan Mayan ruins have more than 180 acres, making it the most comprehensive archaeological site in the country. The Cihuatan archaeological site is located near the small town of Aguilares, about 24 kilometers from Suchitoto and about … Read more

All Souls Day El Salvador

All Souls Day El Salvador. Remembering those who passed away.


All Souls Day El Salvador is a day when families and friends pay tribute to those who have passed away. The Day of the Dead in El Salvador is a tradition that takes place every year on November the 2nd. People throughout the country remember loved ones who are no longer alive. All Souls Day … Read more

flowers and Palms festival in Panchimalco

The flowers and palms festival in Panchimalco. What you need to know


The flowers and Palms festival in Panchimalco is a celebration that takes place every year, on the first weekend of May; it coincides with the arrival of El Salvador’s rainy season. This celebration is a mixture of Catholic Christian celebration and pre-Columbian customs. During this colorful weekend, the town of Panchimalco becomes even brighter with … Read more

Tazumal El Salvador

Tazumal El Salvador. An iconic Mayan archaeological site


Tazumal El Salvador is a fantastic Salvadoran archaeological site that dates back to pre-Columbian times. These Maya ruins are part of the impressive Chalchuapa archaeological zone. Also, Tazumal was the first archaeological park in El Salvador, which is among the oldest in Central American. Before the Europeans arrived in what is now known as Central … Read more

San Salvador Historic District

Visit the amazing San Salvador historic district.


The San Salvador Historic district is the cultural and historical center of the country. The historic downtown area has iconic buildings such as the National Palace, the National theater, and the National Cathedral. Additionally, it has plazas with a great history going back to colonial times, such as Gerard Barrios and Liberty Plaza. All the … Read more

Mayan Ruins in El Salvador

Best Mayan Ruins in El Salvador. Get to know them!


The most prevailing Mayan Ruins in El Salvador are El Tazumal, Joya de Ceren, Cihuatan, San Andres, and Casa Blanca. At these sites, you will get a glimpse into the Mayan world that lived and controlled the area until the Spanish arrival in the 16th century. El Salvador Mayan ruins describe a captivating Mayan civilization … Read more

Holidays in El Salvador

El Salvador Celebrations. El Salvador holidays and traditions.


El Salvador Celebrations include significant events such as Holy Week, the day of the cross, the July festivities, the August festival, the Nejapa balls of fire, independence day, all souls day, the national pupusa day, the San Miguel carnival, and Christmas. The El Salvador holidays and traditions combine religious events with unique indigenous and colonial … Read more

El Salvador Celebrations

Celebrating the day of the cross in El Salvador.


The day of the cross in El Salvador is celebrated every year on May 3rd. In homes across El Salvador, families decorate a cross made out of Jiote tree with fruits and paper ornaments. This Salvadoran tradition dates back to colonial times, and it marks the start of the rainy season or winter in the … Read more

Holy Week in El Salvador

Holy Week in El Salvador, a beautiful local tradition.


Holy week in El Salvador is one of the most celebrated cultural traditions of the country. The easter week is a time for prayer, reflection, and gratitude; also, a time to get together with family and enjoy the celebration together. This holy week starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday, Easter in El … Read more