Currency Museum

Currency Museum

This site preserves a vast collection of antiques, coins and bills from around the world that you can appreciate throughout its five exhibition halls.
These valuable exhibits belong to the collector José Luis Urías who is recognized as one of the persons who has helped tourist development at Suchitoto.
The first room shows religious images, instruments and wardrobe from the nineteenth century, among them the shroud of Jesus of Nazareth from 1920 brought from Sonsonate. An edition of Castilian and Latin missal printed in 1967 in Madrid, Spain. You may also see several personal belongings of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.
The second hall shows a number of other antiquities such as a U.S. telephone from 1913, a collection of old metal irons, grinding stones, cutlery, china, among others.
The third room shows Salvadoran coins and bills from the “macacos”, farm coins, colones and dollars. You may also see large prints of old El Salvador notes known as “Colon”.
Finally the last two rooms are devoted to notes and coins from around the world.
Notably, they have a tiny coin, the oldest of the collection that is called “tetradracma”. It is originally from Macedonia, and it was used in Babylon around the years 311 to 305 years before Christ.
You may also buy some souvenirs, crafts and other items at the store located at the entrance of the establishment (from US$ 1.50)

Where to stay

You may also stay at the Currency Museum. They have 5 rooms equipped with cable TV, air conditioning (or fan) and bathroom.
– Single room with A / C: US$ 40.00
– Single room with fan: US$ 30.00
– Double room with A / C: US$ 45.00
– Double room with fan: US$ 35.00

How to get there

Address: 4 ª East St # 9 Barrio San José, Suchitoto. Just across from Parque San Martin.
From San Salvador you may drive along the Boulevard del Ejército Nacional (National Army Boulevard) or Carretera Panamericana.
Drive to San Martin and follow the signs to Suchitoto. The drive takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.


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Suchitoto, 4ª Calle Poniente #9 Barrio San José,

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