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Tegucigalpa, Honduras This resort is located in the southern part of Honduras. The name of the city can be literally translated as "silver hill". It was founded in 1536 as an industrial center, has long remained the largest mining area and a place of extraction of precious stones and silver. In 1880 the country’s capital was transferred to the city. After this the city began developing as an administrative center.
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 here is really fresh. The city is situated on the banks of the Choluteca River; the east coast is considered a modern commercial center, while the west one is a historic place.
The main historical and religious attraction of the city is Iglesia de San Francisco Church built in the 16th century. The church’s interior is made according to the best traditions of the Spanish style. This church looks quite unusual. Another well-known monument is the old San Miguel Church, which building took place during the second half of the 18th century. The most interesting detail about this church is its altar decorated with gold. Visitors traditionally cannot take their eyes off of the ancient and beautiful wooden cross. These buildings are surrounded by a park named Parque Central. This place is well-known because it often becomes the location of numerous concerts and performances for children. This is also a favorite place for walking among citizens and guests of the resort. Finally, don’t forget to visit the building of an ancient university named Antigua-Paraninfo Universitario. The largest Art Museum of the city is opened here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Several excellent museums operate in the city. The Military Historical Museum keeps a unique collection of exhibits. The collection is devoted to challenging for Honduras times, to the history of the struggle of its people for independence. In the museum one can see collections of old photographs and newspaper clippings, leaflets and all sorts of military attributes, more or less associated with the old days.
The Museum of Anthropology and History introduces visitors to the amazing natural world. It has an excellent collection of fossils, samples of plants from various regions of the country, stuffed animals and birds. For the convenience of visitors, the multifaceted collection is divided into several thematic exhibitions. Special tours are held for visitors with children.
One of the most beautiful places in the city is Morazan Square. The square got its name in honor of the first president of the state. His monument has a recognizable position in the center of the square and is decorated with ornamental plants and landscape formations. The square is a popular hiking place among tourists and local residents. The pedestrian Caye-Peatonal street originates nearby.
Tegucigalpa You should definitely come by the Honduras Historical Museum, which occupies a chic 19th-century building. It is considered the most beautiful architectural monument of the capital. The building is decorated with a spectacular dome, carved windows, and decorative balconies, slender columns frame its entrance. The museum presents a collection of unique archaeological finds relating to the days of Mayan culture and exhibits of the civil war period. Part of the historic building is occupied by a library.
The most popular viewing platform in the capital called Parque la Leona is located at a short distance from the city center, at the very top of the hill. It opens the whole territory of the city and its main attractions. The viewing deck is considered an ideal place to watch the sunset. Travelers who want to visit the site in the evening should take a taxi. Walking around at night is unsafe here.

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National and city parks around Tegucigalpa
♥   National Park 'La Tigra' , 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Montaña de Comayagua' , 59.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Montañade Yoro' , 108.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Cerro Azul' , 111.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Pico Pijol' , 132.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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El Cajon Dam

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The main function of the dam is the electricity output and flood prevention for a great area. Since the dam building, this region became safe from tragic floods. During the rainy season, the dam keeps huge water volumes. The agricultural line has also improved with the advent of the dam. Earlier during the drought season, the fields suffered from the lack of water. Now they can be irrigated throughout the year. … Read further

Sightseeing in Honduras: things to see

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. … Open
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