Top 5 Must Do's in TegucigalpaEdit This
The Tegucigalpa must do’s list is a collection of historical places, architectural buildings and museums. As the capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa is the largest city and is situated on a series of mountains.
1. Visit the La Tigra National Park (Parque Nacional la Tigra)
La Tigra National Park is the first ever Hounduras’s national Park. This national park covers 238.21 kilometers of land and is home to thousands of species of fauna and flora. Visitors can access the National Park via two routes – through a main highway which is leading towards El Hatillo and second route through the highway which is leading towards Villa de Angeles. With its vast land area, the La Tigra National Park is divided into two areas – the nucleus zone and the buffer zone. There are 8 different hiking trails in the nucleus zone of the park that is approximately 23 kilometers in total. Visitors need to get permission from the Park’s governing body offices before entering the Park.
2. Explore the National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery in Tegucigalpa is located in the city center and is home to many historical artworks. The art gallery mainly features artwork from prehistoric to colonial times. There are also several paintings and modern, magic realism housed in the gallery. Also known as Paraninfo, the art gallery is situated just half a block from the city’s central park and adjacent to the National Congress. It is open everyday except on Sundays.
3. Discover the Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is features displays of the different ecosystems in Honduras. Located in the Biology Department of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, this museum provides an interesting glimpse to the birds, mammals and reptiles unique to the country. The Museum of Natural History is just next to the Basilica de Suyapa, and there is also a nominal entrance fee to get into the museum.
4. Visit the Chiminique
The newest attraction in Honduras is the Chiminique. This new museum is an interactive educational center, built specifically with kids in mind. The museum features a wide display of exhibits about the social and natural environment of Honduras. The Chiminique is situated off the Boulevard Fuerzas Armadas. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday on different operating hours.
5. Tour the El Picacho Zoo and United Nations Park
Home to over 300 kinds of animals, the El Picacho Zoo is a wonderful place to go to while visiting the city. The zoo houses over 20 different species of mammals along with 23 species of birds. The zoo features Honduran birds, mammals and reptiles as well as taxidermy displays of species of monkeys and birds. The zoo is open everyday with different operating hours for weekends and weekdays. There is a nominal fee to gain entrance to the zoo. The park overlooks the city providing a picturesque view of Tegucigalpa.