Ordet och bildens museum (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen)
Ordet och bildens museum (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen)

Ordet och bildens museum (Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen)

San Salvador

The basics

What’s incredibly unique about the Museum of the Word and Image is that it incorporates views from all sides of the political spectrum, choosing to denounce state violence and advance social justice. Although permanent and temporary exhibitions showcase photos and videos, the museum also hosts guided tours and educational talks to provide honest reflection and reaction to the past, present, and future challenges facing all Salvadorians. You can purchase an admission ticket, which grants you access to all stationary and interactive exhibits.

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Things to know before you go

  • Exhibits feature the 1980–1992 conflict but cover state-sponsored violence from earlier in the century.

  • Although there is a significant focus on conflict, there are also many exhibits, including photographs dedicated to the indigenous peoples who lived in the area pre-19th century.

  • The museum constantly updates and creates new exhibits, including a pandemic-focused exhibit.

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How to get there

The MUPI is located at 27 North Avenue, #1140, between 19 and 21 West St., in San Salvador’s La Esperanza Urbanization. If you visit from the historic district, drive, walk, or take the bus west on 2a Calle Pte. and head north up 27 North Avenue. A great waypoint is the Mar-Fuente Luminosa roundabout monument, which an Uber driver or taxi should be able to access without issue.

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When to get there

The MUPI is typically open every day of the week except Sundays, following a similar schedule to many other museums in the capital, including a closure during afternoon lunch hours. We recommend making it a first stop before you get into the historic center or your final stop after visiting the historic center, as you shouldn’t need more than 1 to 2 hours to see the exhibitions and complete a guided tour.

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View the nation’s military history from many viewpoints

MUPI attempts to give an honest retelling of history through the tales of Salvadorians on every side of the conflict. For those who want a well-rounded perspective, visiting the Military Museum of the Armed Forces of El Salvador is an excellent complementary stop. This museum is also in the capital and details explicitly the military involvement in the conflicts.

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