Paseo El Carmen (‘El Carmen’ Walk) is Santa Tecla’s downtown new touristic destination. Six blocks have completely been renovated and turned into a new entertainment and cultural district.
During the afternoon the locals go for a peaceful stroll on the Paseo‘s wide sidewalks, sometimes with their dogs, and then gather for a drink on its cafés.
When the bars and restaurants open at night those looking for a more vibrant atmosphere will find an excellent place to eat out or drink with friends.
- El Carmen Church: The 18th century catholic church that gives its name to the Paseo.
- Palacio Tecleño de la Cultura y las Artes (Santa Tecla Culture and Arts Center) : The former City Hall, now hosts periodical art exhibits.
- Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum): The former city prison now hosts the City Museum.
- Parque El Cafetalón: Santa Tecla’s largest park includes: A running track, soccer fields, swimming pool, pupusa stalls and free WiFi.
A short video on the Paseo El Carmen by the Ministry of Tourism.
View Route from Damián Bus Stop to Paseo El Carmen. in a larger map