San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador. Founded in the 16th century, in the colonial town of Suchitoto, it was relocated twice. San Salvador, a modern city is the second biggest city in Central America. By the 20th century, its population began to rise and has developed much becoming a home to the world's second largest congregation, Iglesia Elim Central. As the inhabitants deserted the city in order to avoid Spanish rule, nothing much is known about this city.
Area & Location :
Located 13º41' Latitude North and 89º11' Longitude West, San Salvador covers a total area of 886.15 sq. km. The city is home to 2,224,223 of its residents. The 89% of its population include mestizo, a mix of Indigenous & European ancestry.
Tourist Attractions :
As a beautiful place with many historical landmarks, San Salvador pulls to it millions of visitors from far and wide.
The city is the transportation hub of the country. Comalapa International Airport that handles all domestic and international flights serves the city. The highways and arterial roads provide a relief to the increased traffic in the city. The Pan-American Highway that passes through the city connects it with other areas in Central America and US.
San Salvador provides fantastic hotels to its visitors. The various hotels and restaurants in the city offer all modern amenities to its guests. The friendly attitude of the staff is the unique feature of the San Salvador hotels. Tourists prefer the hotels that provide neat and tidy rooms with comfy beds and attached bathrooms. The mouth-watering dishes served by these hotels are another feature that attract tourists to it. Club Med Columbus Isle and Riding Rock Inn Resort and Marina are the famous hotels in San Salvador.
Places of Attractions in San Salvador :
Besides the high rising buildings that gain the sight of the visitors, San Salvador has many palaces and museums that display the reminiscence of the ancient rulers. Teatro Nacional de El Salvador - the grandest theatre in Central America, Palacio nacional-the National Palace, Catedral Metropolitana- the Metropolitan Cathedral, Monumento a Salvador del Mundo- Monument to the Savior of the World, Casa Presidencial-the Presidential House, Monumento a La Libertad- a Monument to Liberty include the historical landmarks of the city. Landfall Park, Dixon Hill Lighthouse, Sandy Point Cave, Watling's Castle and Old pirate palace are the other interesting sites in the city.
Last Updated on: August 8th, 2018