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David J. Guzmán National Museum of Anthropology


From Mayan ceramics to 21st-century objects of Catholic culture, the museum houses a comprehensive record of Salvador’s history. Visitors will also enjoy the museum’s restaurant, chocolate shop, and craft shop.

1.0 mi / 1.6 km away

Museo de Arte de El Salvador


Designed by the Salvadoran architect Salvador Choussy, the museum is dedicated to Salvadoran artistic production from the 19th century to the contemporary era with artists such as Fernando Llort, Noé Canjura, Negra Álvarez, Julia Díaz, Carlos Cañas, Salarrué, and Roberto Huezo, among others.

1.2 mi / 1.9 km away

La Gran Via Mall


This exclusive lifestyle center features restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine, shops, and cinemas. The open-air space invites a short walk at sunset after the traditional afternoon coffee.

4.1 mi / 6.6 km away

National Palace


This palace, built more than a century ago, boasts more than 100 rooms and accommodated the three branches of Salvador’s government in opulent color-coded chambers—blue for the legislature, yellow for the executive branch, and pink for the supreme court, plus red for important state ceremonies. It now houses the national archives and is open for tours of the stunning architecture.

4.1 mi / 6.7 km away

Metropolitan Cathedral


Located in the center of the historic district, this monumental white structure has played a central role in Salvadoran history. It contains the tomb of St. Óscar Arnulfo Romero and has attracted crowds of mourners and tourists since his assassination in 1980.

4.2 mi / 6.8 km away

Plaza Libertad


Visit the heart of San Salvador’s historic downtown to see the striking bronze-and-marble Monument to the Heroes. This well-known symbol of the city features an angel of liberty to commemorate the beginning of the fight against Spanish rule in 1811.

4.3 mi / 6.9 km away

El Rosario Church


Forget your impressions of traditional Latin American Catholic architecture. This modern, concrete church is famous for its spectacular colored-glass windows that turn sunlight into a brilliant indoor rainbow. José Matías Delgado, the famed priest and leader of El Salvador’s independence movement, is buried here.

4.4 mi / 7.0 km away

Bicentenario Park


Start your day running or biking on trails within 5 minutes of Hyatt Centric San Salvador. Pack a basket to eat lunch at one of several picnic and barbecue areas. Plus, you can go on guided wildlife tours, take the kids to playgrounds, and more.

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7.2 mi / 11.5 km away



Take a 40-minute trip outside the city to this town known for hiking trails and striking mountain and volcano views—especially at sunset. Visit El Mirador de la Giralda restaurant, which offers beautiful landscapes with views of our scenic country and a menu of international foods.

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9.3 mi / 15.0 km away

Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park


Travel back in time to a Mayan village buried under volcanic ash more than 1,400 years ago. Exceptionally preserved artifacts and earthen structures give you a unique perspective into the daily lives of farmers in this pre-Hispanic town, which was destroyed by the eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano around 600 A.D. After Pompeii, this is the only other city preserved in this way.

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12.6 mi / 20.2 km away

La Libertad Beach


Just 30 minutes away by car, the strip of beaches of La Libertad offers not only the best waves for surfing at any level, but also a remarkable variety of fresh seafood in vibrant local restaurants. Whether it's for surfing lessons or relaxing watching the sunset, this getaway is a must on your visit to the capital.

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19.8 mi / 31.9 km away

Cerro Verde National Park


Hike through wooded trails and cloud forests at this park linking three volcanoes: Santa Ana, Izalco, and Cerro Verde. The tallest volcano in El Salvador, Santa Ana, stands 7,605 feet above sea level and features four nested craters. Izalco stands on the southern flank of Santa Ana and was once famed as the Lighthouse of the Pacific. The park is located around 40 miles west of Hyatt Centric San Salvador.

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27.2 mi / 43.8 km away
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