Sights in TegucigalpaEdit This
Tegucigalpa, the capital and largest city of Honduras, Central America, has many Tegucigalpa Sights for those visiting. In fact, tourists flock to Tegucigalpa simply for its culture and history, and this is evident from the plethora of interesting sights that the city has. Here's a look at the top attractions in Tegucigalpa.
Basilica de Suyapa
The Basilica de Suyapa, translated as the "Basilica of the Virgin of Suyapa," is Tegucigalpa's most renowned church. Its gothic-style architecture is simply breathtaking. Also, its stained-glass window panes are not to be missed. This church was actually built in memory of the Virgin of Suyapa, who was known for performing thousands of miracles. Thus, visitors come here and light candles at this miraculous basilica.
La Tigra National Park
Another sightseeing zone which should must appear on any tourist's itinerary is La Tigra National Park, which was declared a national park in the year 1980. However, it may be of interest to know that this very park has been environmentally protected since the early 1950s. Tourists come here to enjoy the park's natural beauty and hiking trails that take one along beautiful paths in the park. Interestingly, this park is rich in flora and fauna, with over 200 species of birds and 31 species of mammals, many of which are endangered and rare. The park is also houses many reptiles and amphibians.
El Parque Picacho
The world-renowned and largest statue of Jesus, also known as Cristo Picacho, looks over the city of Tegucigalpa from this national park. You can walk this park on foot right up to the foot of this awe-inspiring statue. Other than this, one should also check out the park's Confucian garden and the United Nations garden. The nearby National Zoo is also something not to be missed.
Villa Roy Museum
One should not miss the Villa Roy Museum when visiting Tagucigalpa in the Honduras. The museum houses a large and interesting collection of many things, including vintage cars, old photographs, and conservations of local flora and fauna. The beautiful mansion that houses this museum has an interesting past to it as well.
The Presidential Palace
The former Presidental Palace is one of Tagucigalpa's main city buildings. In the city, this building is known as Antigue Casa Presidencial. It has now been converted into a national museum, and is definitely worth a visit when in Tagucigalpa.
Housed in the Moorish-looking former Presidential Palace. The building is better than the museum.
Christo del Picacho
photo by: C. Morgan
Huge statue of Christ overlooking the city. A zoo is located in the same area.
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Nice old building on a beautiful plaza.
At night it can be dangerous, but at daytime a walk through the narrow winding streets of the historic district is quite nice.