"The Latin American Pompeii" Joya de Cerén by euzkadi

Joya de Cerén Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 45 photos

This ruins located in the La Libertad department, close to San Salvador (30kms). It´s the only mayan site, that presents a close look of the way of life of normal people in the maya civilization. The town was covered by 6 meters of ashes produced by the explosion of the Laguna Caldera volcano, that´s the reason why is so well preserved (the houses were constructed whith clay and mud).

  • Last visit to Joya de Cerén: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 15, 2006
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  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2007 at 5:25 PM

    Great page, Oscar. Just the kind of place I'd like to visit. Thank you for sharing.

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