Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador

Ciudad Vieja
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Ruins of Ciudad Vieja
Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador is located in El Salvador
Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador
Location in El Salvador
LocationEl Salvador
RegionCuscatlán Department
Coordinates13°53′N 89°02′W / 13.883°N 89.033°W / 13.883; -89.033Coordinates: 13°53′N 89°02′W / 13.883°N 89.033°W / 13.883; -89.033
TypeSettlement
History
BuilderSpanish conquistadors
Founded1525
Abandoned1528
PeriodsSpanish conquest of El Salvador
Site notes
ConditionRuined
Official nameCiudad Vieja / La Bermuda
TypeCultural
Designated21 September 1992
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Ciudad Vieja (Spanish for "Old City") is an archaeological site located roughly 10 km south of Suchitoto, in the Cuscatlán Department of central El Salvador.[1] The site served as the first location of San Salvador, now the Central American nation's capital.[2]

Status as a World Heritage Site

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on 21 September 1992 in the cultural category.[2]

References

  1. ^ Fowler, William R. "Archaeological Research at Ciudad Vieja, El Salvador". Vanderbilt.edu. Archived from the original on 26 October 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Ciudad Vieja / La Bermuda – UNESCO World Heritage Center". Retrieved 22 April 2009.
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