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La Ruta Arqueológica se compone por diferentes sitios arqueológicos situados en los departamentos de La Libertad y Santa Ana, distribuidos de la siguiente manera.

SAN ANDRES Este parque arqueológico de San Andrés se encuentra en el valle de Zapotitán, entre las riberas del Río Nixapa y Río Agua Caliente. San Andrés es uno de los centros prehispánicos más grandes de El Salvador. Diferentes momentos de ocupación prehispánica se distinguen aquí: el periodo Preclásico Medio (700 a.C. a 250 d.C.), el Clásico Tardío (600 d.C. a 900-1000 d.C.), y durante el Posclásico (900-1200 d.C.). Sin embargo, de estos tres periodos de ocupación maya, el más importante ocurrió durante el Clásico Tardío por la complejidad social y el avance cultural que alcanzó en su momento.

The Archaeological Route is made up of different archaeological sites located in the departments of La Libertad and Santa Ana, distributed as follows:

SAN ANDRES, this archaeological park is located in the valley of Zapotitán, between the shores of the Nixapa River and Agua Caliente River. San Andrés is one of the greatest pre-Hispanic centres of El Salvador. Different moments from pre-Hispanic occupation are distinguished here: Pre-classic period (700 B.D. to 250 a.D.), late Classic (600 a.D. to 900-1000 a.D.), and during the Post-classic (900-1200 d.C.). Nevertheless, from these three periods of the Mayan occupation, the most important happened during the late Classic because of the social complex and the cultural advance they reached at that moment.

JOYA DE CEREN: Approximately 1400 years ago, the archaeological site Joya de Cerén used to be a flourishing village located at the border of the Nixapa River. Declared Patrimony of the Humanity in 1993 by UNESCO because of its importance, due to this finding the life-style of the natives is now known, their orchards, the distribution of their houses in addition to the manufacture of domestic utensils, manufacture of crafts and the commercial interchange.

Chalchuapa is an archaeological zone which includes the pyramids of Tazumal, Casa Blanca, El Trapiche and the Cuscachapa Lagoon.

CASA BLANCA was developed with the aid of the Government of Japan, and besides the pyramids and the local museum, the process of indigo dyes can be learned at the local shop.