Free Walking Tour San Salvador

free walking tour san salvador

Free Walking Tour San Salvador is the best way to explore the capital and largest city of El Salvador. It is a vibrant and bustling metropolis known for its rich history and culture. The city has a diverse range of museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks to explore, such as the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of local cuisine and nightlife options. San Salvador is also a great base for exploring the surrounding areas, such as the nearby volcanoes and reserves.

General information

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the National Theater of San Salvador

Start times

10:00 hrs


2 hours 30 minutes




Pre-paid option / Tip only basis


Making an online booking for this tour is mandatory.

Free Walking Tour San Salvador – Itinerary

Experience a captivating walking tour of San Salvador, immersing yourself in a narrative steeped in its abundant history, architectural marvels, and cultural treasures. Embark on a journey that will transport you from the iconic National Theater San Salvador to the breathtaking Catedral Metropolitana.

This tour begins at the National Theater of San Salvador, a significant landmark showcasing the city’s cultural heritage. Marvel at its intricate façade before exploring its richly adorned interiors. Learn about the theater’s role in fostering arts and culture in San Salvador.

Next, visit the impressive Iglesia El Rosario, known for its modernist architecture. Appreciate its unique exterior featuring geometric shapes and a mix of concrete and stained glass. Inside, experience the captivating play of light and shadow created by vibrant stained glass windows.


Your journey continues towards the Catedral Metropolitana, a significant religious building at the heart of the city. Learn about its history as a symbol of faith for generations of Salvadorans. Admire its detailed neo-Gothic architecture and decorations, and understand its importance in shaping the nation’s religious and cultural identity.

Your walking tour ends at the National Palace, the official residence of El Salvador’s president. Take in its imposing neoclassical façade with columns and sculptures, and reflect on its historical and political significance.

Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will share interesting stories, historical facts, and engaging narratives, providing insight into San Salvador’s rich history. Experience the city’s architectural wonders and gain a deeper appreciation for its diverse cultural heritage.

Frequent asked questions

What is the minimum of participants for the Free Walking Tour in San Salvador?

The minimum of participants is 2 people.

Can this free tour be done for one single group?

If you want a tour for only your group, please request a quotation for a private tour.

Can my children participate in this walking tour?

Of course, everyone is welcome in this walking tour.

Do we see all the places listed in the itinerary?

The itinerary of this tour may change sometimes.