The colonial city of Comayagua has become a national and international draw for tourism, and is on the list of The 30 Wonders of Honduras. Each week Comayagua receives almost 200 travelers interested in its colonial heritage. It’s a fairly large city right along the main highway between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.
The Comayagua travel guide can show you options for eating, resting, and enjoying the sights, so you will spend less time trying to find a hotel or restaurant when you arrive in the former capital of Honduras.
We recommend you visit Comayagua to see its many beautiful churches. The Cathedral of Saint Mary in the heart of town, and the Church of Mercy (Iglesia de La Merced), are quite popular destinations. This Comayagua travel guide provides an in depth look at Comayagua, so you can choose that hotel, find a good restaurant, and see the Comayagua city sights.
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The original capital of Honduras and pre-Columbian center is noted for its older churches. The Cathedral of Comayagua, built in the 18th century, San Sebastian Church, from the 16th century, and Church of San Francisco, which proudly displays the oldest church bells in all of America, built in 1820. Two museums in Comayagua stand out, the Museum of Colonial Religious Art and the Archaeological Museum of Comayagua. The museum Colonial was used as the headquarters for the government in the 19th century. It contains many exhibitions of Spanish, pre-Columbian and the colonial times. There are also archeological ruins nearby in Tenampua.
Comayagua is located in the mountains, and is generally cooler than most of the other cities in Honduras. Many American retirees and expats live there, and the city hosts the US Soto Cano Airforce Base, as well as the Honduras Air Force Base of Palmerola. It has been a long time favorite choice for the home of a new International airport to replace Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa, due to the dangers presented, in particular, for large aircraft.
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For general information about travel in Honduras, and to see what others who have visited Comayagua have to say, and/or to tell us your own experiences, visit the Comayagua Blog
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