Tegucigalpa Sights

Nearly all of Tegucigalpa's sights concentrate in Barrio El Centro, its historic downtown. The scarcity of acceptable center-city accommodation means you'll probably stay elsewhere in town and will need to taxi downtown to see the sights. A half day gives you a rushed overview; a full day lets you explore more leisurely. Think about winding up your downtown sightseeing day around 4 pm. Taxis become

difficult to find during the evening rush hour, and wandering around downtown on foot at night is risky. (It gets dark here between 6 and 6:30 pm.) Walking the center-city streets during the day entails the same precautions you'd take in any new city: watch your things.

One of the capital's top sights, the new Chiminike children's museum, lies outside downtown in the southern reaches of the city.

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Basílica de Suyapa

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Overshadowing the smaller church is the mammoth white-and-gray gothic Basílica de Suyapa. The beautiful sky-blue stained-glass windows...

Catedral San Miguel Arcángel

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The capital's gleaming cathedral presides over the eastern edge of Plaza Morazán and is named for the city's patron saint, the archangel...


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This might be the world's only museum that teaches you about the hows and whys of flatulence, complete with sound effects. Appropriately,...

Cristo de Picacho

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Standing guard over the city, this monumental statue of Christ has been a landmark since it was erected in 1997. On the same hill is...

Galería Nacional de Arte

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Housed in the 1694 Convento de San Pedro Nolasco and adjoining the Iglesia de la Merced, the bright and airy National Gallery of Art...

Iglesia Los Dolores

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This towered church dating from 1732 is dedicated to human sorrow, earning it a special place in the hearts of poverty-stricken Hondureños.

Iglesia de San Francisco

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Three blocks east of Plaza Morazán lies the first church built in Tegucigalpa. Construction on the building, which sits on a leafy little...

Iglesia de Santa Lucía

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The pretty whitewashed Iglesia de Santa Lucía dates from the town's founding in the mid-16th century. It is most notable for the wooden...

Iglesia de Suyapa

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The statue of the Virgen de Suyapa can be found in the 16th-century Iglesia de Suyapa, an intimate church where the flickering of candles...

Iglesia de la Merced

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Two retablos, or small religious paintings, flank the attractive altarpiece housed inside this 17th-century church. It's adjacent to...


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