National Palace
National Palace
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4.0 of 5 bubbles116 reviews
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Suzy P
Santa Barbara, CA155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It was great to be able to tour the National Palace! I was greeted when I arrived by friendly staff who let me know I would have to wait 15 mins for an English tour and was able to leave, walk around and come back. The tour was $5 and definitely worth it. Our tour guide was great, very easy to understand and very knowledgeable. There was a waiting area if needed and it was great to see a few of the rooms and learn about the National Palace and the history of El Salvador. The tour was pretty short - about 20 min - but was a great peak at a gorgeous building!

It is only open when the president is not there for a formal event and you do not need to book anything in advance - just show up and take a tour if available.
Written 25 February 2024
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isabella820
Vienna, VA84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The tour was lovely, our tour guides were knowledgeable and the palace has kept its beauty and charm. We enjoyed the tour.
Written 17 January 2024
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,081 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had a tour with a very knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Lots of history and plenty to see in the rooms. They are doing loads of renovations. The garden are is lovely
Highly recommend
Written 27 April 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We stopped here with our bilingual tour guide. We then had to take a tour with one of the Palace’s guide who only spoke Spanish but was translated by our guide. It worked out well although it would have been a waste without our tour guide translating.

The tour was a little long but we liked it. I would recommend if you’re nearby and speak Spanish or have someone with you who can translate.
Written 25 January 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I was surprised when they asked us to wash our hands before entering the National Palace. There are chairs to use while waiting for the group to be organized. Entrance fee is $5 for foreigners, cheaper for locals.

The few rooms avaiable to visit are color-coded: Red Room, Yellow Room, Pink Room, etc. Our guide told us the history of the palace, areas occupied by the delegates, Courts, etc. There are beautiful chandeliers being used as lightings for these rooms. Woods, flooring tiles, metal works etc. were imported from Eiropean countries.

Outside are tall , big trees representing some Central countries with whom El Salvador has close relationships: Nocaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.
Written 14 December 2022
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DesertRose
248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a very interesting stop and the guide who I believe was a local college student quite informative and spoke good English.
While it is obvious that they are lacking all needed funds for restoration it is still quite lovely and certainly worth a stop.
Written 25 June 2022
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Asim A
Chicago, IL131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A must place to visit when in El-Salvador. My guide took me to this place which was not on my radar but I am glad that he took me there.
Written 20 May 2022
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BGBeverlyhills
Beverly Hills, CA49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
It’s historically important, and the guide was quite informative. It’s sort of like a museum as it does not operate as a bureaucratic government office.
Written 19 April 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Wasn't open to entry but still worth visiting to see it from the outside and learn a little bit about the history associated with it.
Written 4 June 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
My guide took me to the city center, and to where one of the crazy story happened. From this beautiful building were thrown grenades onto the crowd below from the balconies. It was crazy times back in early 80s, and the history is quite something.
Written 4 December 2020
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