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Excursion routes in Honduras will attract those tourists who are keen on history. In this country, you will see ruins of ancient temples, visit old cities and learn many interesting stories about Maya tribes. Besides that, resorts of this country are famous for their wonderful nature. Exotic trees, flowers and tropic forests can be seen everywhere in the country. There are also many beautiful parks in cities.
Comayagua town is home to one of the most famous religious buildings in the country. This is Santa Maria Cathedral. The building belongs to one of the best examples of the colonial period architecture. The grand opening of the cathedral took place in 1711. Initially, there were 16 altars in the church, but unfortunately only 4 altars have survived. The altars are the biggest treasure of the cathedral. They are made of wood and decorated with magnificent gliding and carved ornament. The bell tower has a clock that was gifted to the city by Philipp II in order to celebrate the opening of the cathedral. Despite the fact that the clock is nearly a thousand years old, it still works and remains the main symbol of Comayagua.
Several important tourist sights are located in the city of Tegucigalpa. Basilica of Our Lady of Suyapa is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. The building of the basilica has been started in 1952 and still continues. The statue of Our Lady of Suyapa, who is considered the protector of the city, is the main relic of the church. The statue is taken out of the church on important holidays, so that everyone can pray to it. Fans of art and sculpture are recommended to visit the National Art Gallery, the 12 halls of which exhibit different collections. The building itself is also very interesting. It was constructed in 1654, and initially the first university of the country occupied its premises. Besides the permanent exhibition, the gallery often exhibits collections of modern art, so residents and guests of the city can see works of young talented artists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Los Dolores Church is one more beautiful sight of the city. The church was built in the 18th century. Its facades are decorated with beautiful stained glass windows, carved ornaments and drawings. The inner design is no less breath-taking. Copan Ruins remain one of the most visited landmarks of the country. During the prehistoric era the place was the location of the biggest Mayan city. The exploration of the ruins started only in the 19th century, so even nowadays archaeological excavations never stop in Copan. Tourists will be charmed with the atmosphere of the ruins and will be able to learn more about the Mayan civilization in local museums.
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Famous and uniques places in Honduras from our review series

Pyramids of Copan

From the series “Top survived pyramids from previous civilizations”
The Pyramids of Maya can be found not only in Mexico, but also in Honduras. To the followers of the walks through the archaeological districts one can recommend the tiny town of Copán. Three thousand years ago, when the unique pyramids were built, Copán was one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization. The city was on the crossroads of important trade routes. Modern archaeologists consider Copan's pyramids as a single complex with nearby buildings of a different purpose.

On the extensive territory, a lot of ancient objects have been discovered: the ritual accessories, the statuettes of the ancient gods and the ruler. The ancient pyramids were built for sacred and ritual purposes; the sacrificial altar was on the top of the largest pyramid. Within the reach of this pyramid, the … Read all
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Honduras
In terms of industrial development Honduras is behind many countries of America, however in terms of culture this place is well-known due to its rich traditions and ancient art got yet from Mayan tribes. You can find references to those ancient times in many buildings, houses, and sights of the colonial architecture represented in Renaissance and Baroque styles. Copan Ruins are one of the most famous sights of Honduras. This is a ceremonial center of ancient Mayan Empire that still keeps … Read more
Roatan
The tourism has started developing not so long ago on the island. Before this the island was a major fishing area, and a large part of the population was engaged in mining and processing of seafood. New hotels have grown along the coastal area like mushrooms, and new hotels keep opening as the number of tourists wishing to relax on spacious beaches only increases year after year. This resort is especially popular among scuba diving fans because the underwater world here is unique and … Read more
Tegucigalpa
Tegucigalpa will be definitely a place of a great interest to travelers. The local unforgettable flavor and beautiful nature have simply everything for quality rest. On the streets of the city you can see the buildings that have survived since colonial times. Walk a bit far away from them and you will reach modern glass malls and cinemas flashing with neon signs. Fresh mountain air gives the resort its special unforgettable atmosphere. There are large pine forests nearby the city, so the air … Read more

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