Southern Honduras Sights

Casa Valle

  • Southwest corner of Parque Central
  • Choluteca
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

Honduras's 100-lempira bill honors everything about Choluteca. On the front of the bill is independence hero José Cecilio del Valle (1777–1833), and in the background of his portrait, the city's landmark suspension bridge over the Río Choluteca. On the reverse you'll see the inscription, "casa donde nació el sabio valle", the house where Valle was born. To Hondurans, Valle was El Sabio ("the Wise One"), a Thomas Jefferson-type figure whose wisdom and foresight guided the country through its early days of independence. His home here on the central park contains a collection of colonial-era exhibits. Valle's statue sits across the street in the central park.

Sight Information

Address:

Southwest corner of Parque Central, Choluteca, Choluteca, Honduras

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–noon and 2–4

Published 02/01/2016

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