Cuscatlán Park is one of the most representative historical legacies of the capital, and one of its most important public spaces. It was inaugurated in 1939 under the administration of President Maximiliano Hernández Martínez,
It was named in memory of “Abroad ", the named used by natives to refer to all of western El Salvador.
Two major avenues delimit this park: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Dr. José Gustavo Guerrero Avenue, the latter best known as the “25th South Avenue.”
In the past, there were horses and bicycles for hire; nowadays there are food and sweets stands. It is said that despite the passing of time, Cuscatlán Park has managed to keep the same French style streets of its original design. Trees in the park include pine, almond tree, (also called Madre Cacao) and the beautiful “Tree of Fire” (due to the bright red color of its flowers) the trees provide shelter for many species of wildlife living in the city.
The historic site offers games for children, soccer and basketball fields, a small amphitheater, and rest areas. In Cuscatlán Park you will find the Salarrué National Exhibition Hall, a place dedicated to art shows.
Over time many monuments have been added to this Park; one of them is in recognition to Salvadoran Entrepreneurship (October 2010), there is also a tribute to Honduran poet Juan Ramon Molina, who left a significant artistic legacy in El Salvador. There is a monolith dedicated to literature Nobel Prize winner Chilean Pablo Neruda.
One of the most important icons in Cuscatlán Park is the granite mural named “Monument to the Memory and Truth”. A space devoted to over 30,000 victims of the Salvadoran civil war.
Where to eat:
In Parque Cuscatlán you will vendors that offer a variety of food and snacks at competitive prices.
How to get there:
This park is located on 6-10th west street and 25th South Avenue. The car access gate is next to Tin Marin Children’s Museum on the 6-10th west street. Cuscatlán Park is a reference point for public transport. It is situated just across Rosales National Hospital.
Admission is FREE.
If traveling by car there is parking available within the park. Metropolitan Police (CAM) guards the area.
The bus routes that lead to this area are:
101, 101-B, 42, 42-A, 42-B, 42-C, 52, 7-C, 16, Route 4, R-11, 46 and 79.
Bus fare will depend where you board the bus (US$ 0.35 to US$0.80)
Open to the public from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Elevation: 2256 feet
N 13 ° 41,964 ‘ In 089 ° 12,401 ‘
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