Fun things to do in Departamento de San Salvador

  • Crater of el Boquerón
    Crater of el Boquerón
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  • Cocoa in the rich volcanic soil
    Cocoa in the rich volcanic soil
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    Art Museum

    by MrRandMcnally Written Aug 2, 2004

    A nice little Museum with art by local artists. It looks like it is dominated by temporary exhibits rather than a perminant colection. Make sure you enjoy the garden out front and the resturant looked nice, though formal, as well.

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    Anthropology Museum

    by MrRandMcnally Written Aug 2, 2004

    A great Museam with exhibits on Ancient history, the earliest people were there 7,000 years ago or so, to modern religion, economy, and life.

    The Aztec, Maya, Pipel all left their mark here and you can see their artwork here.

    Pupil Statues
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    Forget Antigua! Spanish School in San Salvador...

    by Tatianaxanadu Updated Feb 20, 2004

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    Anyone who is thinking of studying Spanish in Central America should give Antigua a miss and head for CIS (the Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad - Center for Exchange and Solidarity) in San Salvador. They run a spanish school (classes from 8-12 am M-F) and a political cultural program in the afternoons (think its about $120/week). They also run an english school, so if you are interested you can come for a 9 week cycle, teach english 3 nights a week and get half price spanish classes and they throw in the political cultural program for free. CIS can also arrange a homestay for you, for about $60 (US) a week including food. They can also help you find cheaper self-catering accomodation too. The english school students tend to be Salvadorans who work at various NGOs, many of them ex-FMLN combatants, as well as a liberal number of university kids. CIS was established about 10 years ago by the US NGO Crispaz (a Christian Peace organization) but CIS has no religious affiliation. While they are officially a non-partisan organization, they definately lean leftward. CIS is the hub of solidarity work between North America and El Salvador, and they organize election observation missions and advocate for peace and human rights in El Salvador.
    Studying/teaching at CIS is a great way to see a lot of El Salvador with little hassle (weekend and afternoon field trips), learn a lot about the history of the country (from a lefty perspective), meet Salvadorans, and learn spanish.
    NOTE: If crossing the border DO NOT say anything about CIS on your tourist card application, or to the immigration guys. The government is getting annoyed with CIS for their work on human rights, and their election observation work. So just say you are going to study spanish and dont say where.

    A Spanish Class at CIS, San Salvdor
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