World Heritage Sites in El Salvador

Joya de Ceren archaeological site

(13.8275 N 89.369 W) -- satellite image

Joya de Ceren, located in the Zapotitan Valley about 32 km northwest of San Salvador, was a pre-Hispanic farming community that was buried under a volcanic eruption around 600 A.D. It is the first ancient Maya Village ever uncovered completely intact.

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Last updated: June 13, 2023