University Museum of Anthropology (BUY)
The University Museum of Anthropology (BUY) contains priceless treasures for Salvadoran identity. I t is located on a historic house built in 1929 within the downtown San Salvador boundaries.
On 2006, the idea of creating a museum within the Universidad Tecnológica campus was taking shape; since then, the university already had an important collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.
The museum is divided into five permanent showrooms, highlighting Salvadoran ethnography by presenting over 114 pre-Columbian remains of clay, obsidian, jade and other materials from the late Pre-classic period (400 BC-250 AD) to the Classic (360-420 AD).
You’ll also find extensive information about the migrating routes of indigenous habitants of El Salvador, including trade routes with distant Mesoamerican cultures. As a complement to the ethnographic collection,there are several colorful clothing items from different parts of El Salvador.
There is also a graphic explanation of the “transculturalization” process that Salvadoran culture has endured through time, including a room dedicated to the effects of recent migration to United States, and the experiences of those who pursue the dream of providing a better life for their family.
Another room houses a permanent display dedicated to the composer Francisco Antonio Lara Hernandez, better known as “Pancho Lara " (1900-1989). Here you can see personal belongings, letters with lyrics and there is audio available from famous songs like “El Carbonero”, considered the second national anthem of El Salvador and “Las Cortadoras” (Coffee pickers), amongst others.
How to get there:
Address: Arce Street and 17th North Avenue, Not. 1006, San Salvador.
If driving, the MUA is part of The Technological University of El Salvador, located on the outskirts of the San Salvador historical district. For your convenience, you can call the museum’s administrative offices to book parking at no charge.
Bus routes: “42” bus will stop at the entrance, however all routes going downtown San Salvador like 101-B, 42 and 42-A bus will stop in the vicinity. Bus fare US$0.25 to US$0.35
• Opening hours:
Monday, closed for maintenance
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Saturday: 9:00 am to 11:30 on
Phone: (503) 2275 – 8888 extension: 8836
Official Website: http://www.utec.edu.sv/mua.html
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elevation 2219 feet
N 13 ° 42,199 ‘
In 89 ° 11,976 ‘
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