Concepción Quezaltepeque

Best known as the city of the hammocks, for processing in these products are so colorful and beautiful, especially highly sought after by many tourists, and is made pottery, mats and sebaderas or matata (in thread woven bag or mezcal).

Conception Quezaltepeque is located 72km from San Salvador and 12 km from the city of Chalatenango. It is bounded on the north by the towns of Comalapa and La Laguna, the Northeast with Catch and the south by Chalatenango and the West, with Santa Rita. It is divided into seven cantons (Monte Redondo, El Jocotillo, Olosingo, El Conacaste, El Pepeto, El Rosario and Llano Grande). It is situated at a height of 440msnm, with an area of ​​52.54 km Its climate is warm.

Concepción Quezaltepeque

A little history.

Its current name is originally indigenous Nahuatl and means “mountain of the Quetzal”. The date of its foundation dates back to 1543, with the name of “Nuestra Señora de la Concepción Quezaltepeque de la Sierra”. In the late eighteenth century joined Chalatenango. The February 18, 1841 Conception Resume and La Junta (now Canton Township Comalapa) together formed one of the electoral districts in which split El Salvador. On July 6, 1938 this village was granted the title of town, which remains today.

The mayor of this town was heavily attacked in the civil conflict, was burned by 3 times (1980, 1985 and 1989) so missed most of the documentation that had that institution. In late 1989 he moved to Chalatenango mayor (provincial capital) and in 1991 returned to its original location. In 1989 he created the festival of the hammocks, on the initiative of a group of weavers supported by former parish priest, Eduardo Alas, (who later date after was bishop of the Diocese of Chalatenango).

City of Hammocks

Who has not had the pleasure of rest or nap in a hammock? What perhaps you do not know is that possibly this hammock has been made by artisans Concepción Quezaltepeque, because most come from this place. Concepción Quezaltepeque is famous for their hammocks. They also backpacks, sebaderas, variety of bags, hats and cosmetiqueras Poliseda woven, nylon and cotton. The items are displayed in the four stores in the town, where a hammock can cost from $ 5, the cheapest, up to $ 40, the best quality.
This town for years has been characterized by the development of craft colorful hammocks, bedspreads, sheets, nose bag, cast nets, ornaments, among other tissues that are made by the skilled hands of craftsmen. The making of hammocks is the product that buyers want. Other crafts that catch and draw the eye of visitors to this warm and cozy northern town are the hammock chair, the carterones, celebrities and decorated backpacks, child carriers.

The deck chairs prices, from $ 18 to $ 22, according to the requirements in details to have the buyer. The crafts vary by design, the type of material used and the size of the item. The products are currently manufactured in the municipality are marketed on a local, national and some orders that make countries like Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Currently the artisans managed support of various institutions to diversify their production and improve their working conditions.
To keep this heritage artisans fairs and activities conducted in coordination with the church, town hall and culture house.

Customs and traditions
Celebrations in honor of the Virgin of Conception held on December 8.
Hammocks Festival in early November.

Paradise Water Park Mountain
Located in the canton Llano Grande, the water park is located on top of a mountain, the road is accessible to all types of vehicles and on the course, before reaching the canton, you can see the different houses where they make hammocks.
Waterfall Motochico
Site of the Brotherhood where there are petroglyphs.
The Montañona and its surrounding hills.

To get …
Conduct yourself by the Troncal del Norte Road, take the diversion of Amayo, road to Chalatenango, scroll to the diverting El Limon, and about five miles into find Concepción Quezaltepeque.


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