Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution

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Perquin, El Salvador

Museum of the Salvadoran Revolution Perquin Reviews

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Interesting history of guerilla war Dec 09, 2008
The museum opened at 8AM, admission was $1.25. Our guide, Jose was a veteran of the civil war. He walked with a limp due to his fake leg he'd received from the Red Cross. The museum has 5 different rooms, showing the causes of the civil war, also showing photos of people who had been assassinated. Another room displays Solidarity posters from the US (Stop Bombing El Salvador), Germany and other countries. One room has lots of different weapons used during the conflict. One Chinese gun had been used in Vietnam, then Nicaragua, then finally El Salvador. It was quite a sobering place. Other rooms showed the communications equipment used by the rebels. Outside the museum was the remains of a government helicopter bombed by the guerillas.

The tour took about an hour. There is a hill outside the museum you can climb for a view out over the valley, the walk is about 15 minutes.
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