Opened on 15 March 1882, Plaza Morazán was established in honor of General Francisco Morazan, who is considered a historical hero, originally from Honduras, who fought for the ideal of dedicating one Central American country.
This is a resting place for many of the capital located at the side of the imposing National Theater. It highlights the figure sculpted bronze base by brothers Francisco and Lorenzo Durini.
This monument immortalizes military dedication this leader, whose figure is sitting on five performances of the republics of Central carved reliefs depicting events featuring Morazán.
With the passing of the years, this corner of the historic center of San Salvador continues to be a resting place for locals who like to share with relatives, where you can still hear ringing of temple bells historical near the square.
The Paseo del Carmen is a new tourist destination you will find in the historic city of Santa Tecla, department of La Libertad.
A few meters from the impressive old church The Gallery Carmen Key find where you can buy colorful art works such as paintings in acrylic, custom carved wooden ornaments and accessories made from natural materials like seeds and precious stones.
You will also find various pieces of handicrafts from the renowned town of La Palma, Chalatenango like colorful textiles and products like incense, inter alia.
This family business operates with the idea of creating original and attached to environmental care. The price range is from $1.00 USD up to one thousand dollars.
National Handicraft Market
Founded in 1976, National Handicraft Market is one of the most representative of the capital and brings bright and colorful crafts created by artisans who traditionally produce unique products in our country.
There 33 establishments available that offer thousands of options memories or souvenirs made in El Salvador.
Among hammocks, tablecloths, pictures painted on peacock feather, sobreros, portfolios, ceramics, wood and clay. Even, Key features elaborate the national seed known as the “bull’s eye”, “Deer’s eye”, of “conacaste”, inter. Also, if you like to take part in the traditional toys of our country, do not forget to buy your capirucho (a bell made of wood, a small loop tied with a piece of wood), the tops and “Yo-Yos” with the shield striking El Salvador.
Even, can find clothing produced from blanket with delicate details dyed in indigo, ropa hand embroidered with colorful colors, jewelry accessories, straps, shoes and bags made of leather, seeds and other materials that will amaze.
However, do not forget to carry your product at the best price, suggested “haggle” (negotiate) prices so you can buy more product for lower prices than proposed. The find from $1.00 USD onwards.
You can make payments through cash and credit cards, since most locals have this type of service available.
Opened in December 2004, MultiPlaza Mall is an icon of the trade capital strategically located in
one of the most circulated by Salvadorans.
Built on the concept of being “whole city”, MultiPlaza has one of the widest offers more than 200 local distributed in three levels, from a variety of services and entertainment areas for children, youth and adults at all hours of the day in a safe environment.
In MultiPlaza can enjoy gourmet coffee options, private and comfortable spaces. You will also find clothing stores brands, perfumeries, shoe, jewelers, household items, national and international crafts, inter.
Known also for the nightlife in Las Terrazas Multiplaza, youngadults come together to have a great time in the clubs or in the prestigious restaurants offering dishes with high quality standards and price ranges.
As one of its most notable attractions and modern, is Cinepolis, offering convenient facilities for movies, with 3-D technology available. Also, is the area of arcade games, popularly known as “arcades” to share with friends and family at affordable prices. This area is adjacent to the area foodcourt, on the third floor.
From 1995, Galleries Shopping Centre is characterized by brand stores gather national and international. In this busy site, visitors have many products and services distributed 172 local and kiosks located at four levels. The facility has more than one thousand 500 parking spread over three levels, with preferred parking for Moms and persons needing wheelchair move.
As one of its most notable attractions and modern, is Cinépolis, offering comfortable facilities to enjoy movies on their 11 rooms, with 3-D technology available. Also, is the area of arcade games, popularly known as “arcades” to share with friends and family at affordable prices. This area is adjacent to the area foodcourt, on the third floor.
Galleries also has available exclusive gourmet coffees, with private and comfortable spaces. You will also find clothing stores brands, perfumeries, shoe, jewelers, household items, national and international crafts, inter.
Additional amenities may find the financial center through bank branches on the first floor; Correos de El Salvador, DOCUSAL (where you can arrange a single identity document ), religious services in the chapel San Jose, telephone companies, Spa’s, beauty centers, Dry Cleaning and shoeshine.
Within its facilities include “La Casona”, considered an architectural jewel built in 1950, it was under the ownership of one of the country’s most outstanding families, the Guirola. Ten years later, became the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OCAS) for a decade.
Due to the onset of civil war, this organization was removed and “La Casona” passed to Siman family, in order to expand its chain of stores in Colonia Escalon in years 80.
From 1953, National Zoo has a varied collection of animals, pleasant environments and landscapes. At the same time, This organization works to preserve, protect and play Salvadoran species, threatened to extinction.
Now, National Zoo houses over 100 species and 450 animals in their 8.5 extension blocks.
Among them include cats, herbivores, primates, reptiles, amphibians and fish, exotic birds, among a variety of other national and international animal, in view of the public.
Also, should be noted that this site was home to animals that have been icons Salvadorans for generations as known as the Indian elephant “Manyula”, who lived 60 years on campus. Died 21 September 2010.
Now, there is a traveling museum to the public where you will find details of life in El Salvador Manyula, also traces of his footsteps and impressions of people who appreciated the elephant.
Visit the National Zoo and discover the natural wonders of both flora and fauna in all its facets, in a safe and comfortable.
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