The Museo de Arte is one of San Salvador's must-sees. The 2,267-sq.-m (24,400-sq.-ft.) museum includes six rooms of rotating exhibits and a permanent collection that helps newcomers get a sense of the country. One of the highlights is the art exhibited from the 1980-to-1992 civil war period, which clearly but subtly demonstrates the desperation of the time. Immediately in front of the museum is the towering stone mosaic Monument to The Revolution, which depicts a naked man whose outstretched arms are thought to symbolize freedom and liberty. You'll need 1 to 3 hours to explore the museum, and English-language tours are free for parties of 10 or more and $40 (£20) total for parties of 1 to 9. Call or e-mail (email@example.com) 24 hours in advance to schedule an English-language tour.
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