Information

  • Basilica Sagrado Corazón
  • Museo Universitario
  • Plaza de la Salud
  • Hospital Rosales
  • Parque Cuscatlan
  • Sala Nacional de Exposiciones
  • Monumento a la Memmoria y la Verdad
  • Parque Bolivar
  • Imprenta Nacional
  • Cementerio Los Ilustres

The Calle Arce (Maple Street in English) was an example of urban, cultural and architectural development for a city that stretched and wanted to be modern and thriving in the late nineteenth century, ie, during the early Republican period, San Salvador was still the typical colonial city with some variations and rightly aspired to become a great city.

The years passed and the urban population and development of this sector of the capital also into the rapidly-becoming more exclusive to the ruling classes of the time. The historic and unique buildings came to life, wealthy families had settled in the area with more exclusive of the time.

There are buildings that have great historical and cultural value to different sectors of society, such as the majestic Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who was the first religious building of the period, built in the 1920s onwards. Alongside this architectural emergence was born one of the great traditions and customs of Calle Arce, the traditional procession down the fifth of August, under the patronal celebrations of the Salvadoran capital.

  • TIME : 10.00 am until 1.00 pm (3 hours including a 15 minute break)
  • TOUR PRICE : $24 adults, $15 If you bring your own bike.
  • TOUR INCLUDES : Bike hire, helmet, reflective vest, a bottle of water, museums entrance and rain poncho in the case of rain.
  • MEETING POINT : We meet 15min earlier at TO BE DEFINED.
  • RESERVATIONS : Reservations are required. CLICK HERE to book, or call +503 7683 2544 to check for late availability.

Even though the tour is safe we recommend the following:

  • TRIP PREPARATION : Please make sure that you have all your travel documents ready prior to your trip. If you are traveling to El Salvador this information could be helpful for: U.S. Citizens and visa requirements for Non U.S. Citizens
  • While most travelers to El Salvador experience no safety or security problems, the criminal threat in El Salvador is critical and a Travel Warning for El Salvador is in place.
  • A bike tour makes your experience particularly susceptible to the weather. Clients often call us to ask, “What happens if it rains during my bike tour?” To which we always respond – “There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices." - So here you can see weather forecast and always be prepared for the occasion.
  • WHAT TO BRING : Money of course you will need it, and you can buy some stuff during the trip or you can tip our guide after the tour. We recommend that you only bring a few bucks just to buy additional water and juices along the way or for spending.
  • You may want to bring a hat, sunblock and long-sleeved shirt
  • Don't forget to bring your camera to snap those memories
  • Don't bring valuable objects like gold necklace, watches or similar
  • And last but not least, don’t forget your enthusiasm, curiosity and spirit of fun!

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