Located at the heart of the town of Chalchuapa, in El Salvador, this site used to be a Mayan settlement that existed ca. A.D. 100-1200, and whose inhabitants had cultural similarities with the people from Teotihuacán, Copán and the Toltecas. A temple and an area for playing ball are the most important remains of this important, religious site of some of our ancestors.
Declared as a patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO in 1993, at this location we find the telling remains of an old, under ground city, which show what a typical, Mayan agricultural village looked like 1,400 years ago. About A.D. 600 the inhabitants of this city were forced to abandon it due to eruptions of volcano Laguna Caldera.
Located in Chalchuapa, along with Tazumal, this site is a pre-Columbian worship Mayan place in which we find a series of pyramids raging from 500 B.C. until A.D. 900. Only two of them have been uncovered and partially restored. More history is waiting to be unveiled to amaze the minds of those who look for mysteries to solve!
This is a pre-Columbian archaeological site that Mayan groups populated and rebuilt since 900 B.C. Because of a nearby volcano activity in A.D. 250 at Ilopango Lake, the settlement was abandoned only to become an important center of Mayan lordship between A.D. 600 and 900. Notorious therein are the Acropolis and the Bell Pyramid, perhaps used as burial places for the elite.
God… a sacred, absent presence waiting for and giving companionship… and you?
Dios… una ausente y sagrada presencia esperando y dando compañía… ¿Y tú?
Volamos en las alas del pensamiento y la imaginación para rendirle nuestra adoración…
“Through the eyes of faith, religion is a human attempt to satisfy the needs of the soul through a mystical encounter with a transcendental reality”