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ECLECTIC AND VIBRANT, SAN SALVADOR CITY

Discover the secrets of this modern and contrasting city located in the heart of El Salvador. San Salvador is one of the fastest growing metropolis in Central America with a population of 1.9 million people. Here you’ll experience the vibrant and sometimes eclectic downtown area, called “El Centro”, with all it’s colorful street vendors marketing their wares.
A landmark in he city is San Salvador Metropolitan Cathedral where the great leader of human rights Archbishop Oscar Romero rest.
You’ll experience the bustling plazas of downtown with it’s historical buildings and monuments commemorating great influential and historical figures and events.

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ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO’S STEPS

Born in 1917, Monseñor Oscar Romero is perhaps the best known Salvadoran worldwide.
After being named San Salvador Archbishop in 1977 he spoke against human rights violations, state’s repression, injustice and poverty.
Archbishop Óscar Romero became the Voice of the voiceless and was assassinated during mass in 1980. Today his legacy is deep in Salvadoran society and well known around the world.
San Salvador is full with landmarks and sites related to Romero’s life and legacy. The Divina Providencia hospital where he lived and was shot during service besides Metropolitan Cathedral where he addressed many of his speeches and his remains lies.

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SAN SALVADOR CITY TOUR

A must-do if you have just few hours between connections. San Salvador is the largest metropolitan area and the most important social, historical, economical and cultural center of the country.
Depending on your layover window we may visit city’s old downtown, Main Square, historical buildings such as El Rosario church and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also sites related with the life of Archbishop Óscar Romero or San Salvador volcano.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km.

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ARTS, MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

San Salvador has museums and art galleries for every taste and interest. Choose among the Arts Museum, National Museum of Anthropology, Museum of the Word and Picture.
Or visit the Museum of Popular Arts , the Children’s Museum or Centro Cultural Pablo Tesak which are great when traveling with kids. Archaeology, handcraft and other workshops for children available upon request.
Forma Museum, Centro Monseñor Romero, the Numismatic Museum, Fernando Llort’s Gallery, San Salvador Botanical Garden, National Palace, National Theatre and the National Gallery and the Salvadoran Railroad Museum.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km on average. Some museums may be located on the outskirts or suburbs of the city.

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SHOPPING

From traditional handcraft markets to designer’s clothes San Salvador is great for shopping. Choose among Cuscatlán public market, the National Handcraft Market, exclusive shopping centers and malls, art galleries or haute-coture.

Distance from airport (one way): 50 Km.

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YOGA, SPA, & WELLNESS

Indulge yourself in between flights, you know you deserve it. In San Salvador you find luxury spas, relaxing massages, yoga sessions and services to make you feel like new.

Distance from airport (one way): 45 Km.

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