Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park (UNESCO World Heritage site)
Km 32, Carr San Juan Opico - Agua Escondida, El Salvador
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park (UNESCO World Heritage site)This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of El Salvador’s significant pre-Hispanic sites, discovered in 1976 during a construction project and excavated beginning in 1989. Compared by UNESCO to Pompeii, the Joya de Cerén community was buried by a volcanic eruption in AD 600. The architectural, agricultural, and archaeological remains are in such a well-preserved condition that they have given researchers and visitors an unparalleled view of the lives of pre-Hispanic Central American farmers.