Chalchuapa El Salvador Postal Code

About Chalchuapa

In the department of Santa Ana in El Salvador, Chalchuapa is both a town and a village. The city of Chalchuapa is in a wide valley that is 650 metres above sea level. The Pampe River flows through the city, and it is fed by the water.

In the Cuscachapa Valley, it is about 15 kilometres west of Santa Ana, and it is near the city. The 'El Trapiche' pool is in the countryside outside of the city, and it has clear and fresh water. The Mayan structure of Casa Blanca shows the rock General Justo Rufino Barrios from Guatemala was killed and wounded on in the bloody battle of April 2, 1885. It also has a colonial-style church that is very old. It is a beautiful piece of art that is dedicated to Santiago Apostol, the patron saint of the city. His lyric representation on horseback is on top of the dome of the Catholic Church.

Chalchuapa, which means "Rio de Jadeitas" or "Jade River" in Nahuatl, was the most important place in the civilization of the Pok'omames, the Mayan-quiche or Mayan family. It was the place where the most important things were made. One of the most important archaeological areas in the country is Tazumal. There are also five ceremonial centres: Pampe; Trapiche; Casa Blanca; and Las Victorias. Also, Cuzcachapa Lake. Some of these pre-Columbian artefacts can be found in an area that is 6 square km wide.

Among the Tazumal ruins is a main pyramidal structure that is 23 metres tall. The smaller structures are still buried, but they form two truncated pyramids that point west. It has eight columns with carved figures on them. Toward the north, there are more complicated buildings and a memorial dance ground with stairs. The "Ball Game" field, which is now mostly destroyed, used to be in the current cemetery area.

A monolith made out of basaltic rock called "Estela de Tazumal" is 2.65 metres high and 1.16 metres wide on the western side of Ku or Teocali. It shows a person who is very well-dressed, with hieroglyphic inscriptions on the side that may be chronological but aren't typical Mayan art.

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