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Military Museum El Zapote Barracks

Cuartel el Zapote | Barrio San Jacinto, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2250 0000
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Cuartel el Zapote | Barrio San Jacinto, San Salvador, El Salvador
+503 2250 0000
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This military museum is a good half day visit, and next to the old Presidential Palace. A very good place to visit to see old military stuff and Pope John Paul II's Popemobile (when he visited El Salvador twice).

Thank Osote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our Mac , the tour guy dicided to surprice us. We are Polish-American. We were not sure why he was taking us to this museum. The 3D map of El Salvador is amazing. The colection of preatty painting of importent soldiers was very nice. The...More

Thank wandaw122017
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is guarded by soldiers but do not be afraid. You can talk to them that you are here to take a look at the map of El Salvador then they will let you in. The map shows every tourist attraction so it would...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Came by this museum by an accident. Quite big when you are inside. We spend some hours there and really enjoyed the museum. If you have time it is a must see in San Salvador.

Thank Johni M
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Yesterday, my taxi driver and I visited the Military Museum El Zapote in San Salvador. Jose had driven us to Perquin and El Mozote, so this museum was definitely the other side of the conflict. With plenty of hardware (helicopters, jet, trucks, and the Pope-mobile!)...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The group I was with - adults and children - was pleasantly surprised by what we could learn about the country's history. Being a military museum of course the focus is mostly on the military's role in the evolution of the country up to involvement...More

Thank Q-Reviewer
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Given El Salvador’s 12-year civil war that began in 1980, military history is a prominent aspect of Salvadorian culture. This smallish museum features military vehicles, tanks, various uniforms adorning mannequins, firearms—all housed in what appears to be former officers’ quarters. I found most interesting the...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Stopped here briefly with a tour group. It was late, and the museum was closed, but we were told it pretty much tells the story of the Civil War (1980-92) from the military's point of view (rightist). Outside there is a huge topographical model of...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Historical exhibits from the recent and not too recent past. Also a large map of El Salvador that gives you an interesting perspective of the country.

Thank SBF2
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Its supposed to be a millitary museun how ever there are not interesting things here. For me and in my opinion its boring.

Thank Lorena V
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