San Salvador is one of the smallest inhabited islands, but it's full of charm and diversity. It is home to a number of historic monuments, inland lakes, and miles of pristine shoreline. One of San Salvador's biggest attractions is its internationally renowned dive sites, with frequent wildlife sightings and dramatic wall dives.
First landfall monuments and accreditation abound in San Salvador. The Chicago Herald Monument was erected in 1891 in commemoration of Columbus’ landfall. A simple white cross erected in 1956 at Landfall Park, Long Bay, also commemorates Columbus’ first landfall. Also on this site is the 1968 Olympic Monument donated by the Mexican government that housed the Olympic flame in 1968 on its journey from Greece to Mexico City. To continue the Columbus memorial list, the UNESCO Monument erected in 1991 acknowledges San Salvador as the geographical starting point of the “new American epoch,” while the Nao Santa Maria Monument commemorates the Japanese effort to recreate Columbus’ flagship, symbolizing Columbus’ original intention to reach Japan and promote harmony among nations.
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