Honduras is a Central American country that has coastlines with the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. There is an amazing tropical rainforest near Guatemala. You’ll be amazed by the fascinating Bay Islands. This is a diving destination which is part of the 1,000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

 

Interesting Tegucigalpa

 

Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras. It sits in a central valley that is surrounded by mountains.

Museo para la Identidad Nacional is the finest museum in the city. It has found its home in the renovated, former Palace of Ministries. The museum offers a look into the nation’s history and identity through a series of modern exhibits. Even though the displays are in Spanish there are free guided tours available in English. Four times a day the 3D film Tour of the Copan Ruins is shown.  

Centro de la Cultura Garinagu de Honduras is located right on the Parque Morazan. Here you’ll find handicrafts, clothing, and tools on display. There is a library and information about the Garifuna people. You can get information here about where the Garifuna dance troupes are performing their very athletic and incredible dance moves.

Basilica de Suyapa is the most important church in Tegucigalpa as well as in all of Honduras. La Virgen de Suyapa is the patron saint of Honduras. In 1982 a papal decree made her the patron saint of all Central America. The basilica is known for its large stained glass windows.

Iglesia Los Dolores is an impressive church and offers some religious art. The facade of the church has figures which represent the Passion of Christ. You can see his un-seamed cloak, the rooster that crowed three times and all of these are crowned by the symbol of the sun.

At the center of the city is Plaza Morazan also referred to as Parque Central. Here you can people watch and mingle.

There is a statue of former President Francisco Morazan on horseback right in the center.

Iglesia La Merced in 1847 the La Merced Convent was converted to house Hondura’s first university. Later it became the country’s national gallery until 2015. This building is worth taking a look at and has impressive paintings inside.

Monumento a La Paz can be found in the city’s largest park. It was erected in 1996 in the name of the eternal peace between the “fraternal nations of Central America”.

Monumento a Simon Bolivar is a monument to Latin America’s great liberator. It is located at a busy junction in the city’s well-to-do Colonia Palmira area.

Monumento a Simon Bolivar is a monument to Latin America’s great liberator. It is located at a busy junction in the city’s well-to-do Colonia Palmira area.

 

Exploring Honduras

 

The largest and most developed of the Bay Islands is Roatan. Today it is a cruise ship port and popular tourist spot. In the center of the island is a mountainous backbone and coral reefs line its shores. Visitors enjoy diving, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing.

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Source: https://yamarella.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/beautiful-honduras/

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