300 years of Hispanic colonial history have left their mark throughout
Honduras in the many religious, civilian and military buildings that can
still be found today.
than 100 churches with exquisite reliefs and interiors rich with
imagery, precious metals and paintings pay silent tribute to the great
importance that the mines of the old Provincia de Honduras had for the
Spanish Crown. Some of the best examples of this heritage can be found
today in the cities of Comayagua, Yuscaran, Tegucigalpa, Omoa, Trujillo
the best preserved colonial cities in Honduras is Gracias, the capital
of the western department of Lempira. Nearby La Esperanza is the highest
city in Honduras and also the capital of the department of Intibuca. In
addition to the charisma of its colonial architecture, Santa Barbara is
famous for producing the most beautiful handicrafts in the region.
Tegucigalpa, the nation's capital, has a long colonial history and is
home to the San Miguel Arcangel Cathedral, the Manuel Bonilla National
Theater and the Villa Roy National Museum, all within a short distance
of one another. Another historic mining town is Ojojona. Full of
attractions, it's one of the most picturesque and best preserved
colonial cities in Honduras.*
Permanent Mission of Honduras to the OAS.
25 April 2008