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Museum of the Word and Image (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen)
Museum of the Word and Image (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen)

Museum of the Word and Image (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen)

Unlike other national museums that tell tales of independence and victory using the popular narrative, San Salvador’s Museum of the Word and Image (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen) showcases the nation’s past and civil war, through the eyes and stories of guerrilla soldiers.

Travelers can wander galleries filled with photos, exhibits, films and artifacts dedicated to its recent conflict. Visitors will learn about the abuse of female soldiers, as well as political activists, poets and thinkers who influenced the movement. Cueva de las Pasiones, a re-creation of a hidden guerrilla radio station in the cave of Radio Venceremos, is one the museum’s most fascinating exhibits.

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Avenida 27 Norte 1140, San Salvador, El Salvador

Practical Info

The museum is located at 27 Avenida Norte #1140 in Urbanizacion La Esperanza in San Salvador. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. On Saturdays the museum is open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Travelers warn many taxi drivers are unfamiliar with the place, but agree exhibits make it worth the trouble of locating.

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