Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras. Tegus, as it is commonly known, is located in the southern-central region of Honduras, surrounded by mountains and separated from its sister city of Comayagueia by the Choluteca River. It is the largest and most populous city in Honduras, the second largest city in Central America, and is also one of the oldest of all the Central American capitals.

Whilst much of the original city has been lost to modernization, there are still areas that showcase colonial architecture. The Boulevard Morazan is the commercial area of the city with many restaurants, shops, hotels and nightclubs. There are also several museums and art galleries including the Museo Nacional Villaroy, the Museum of Honduras (housed in the former presidential palace), the Museo del Hombre and the Galeria Nacional de Arte.

The shrine of Our Lady of Suyapa, a tiny church which houses a wooden sculpture of the patron saint of Honduras, is one of the most visited sites of Tegucigalpa, and is considered a national treasure.

In the surrounding countryside, La Tigra National Park (located at 7000 feet above sea level) is a wonderful example of a tropical cloud forest. Spectacular views of the river, mountains, and cityscape can also be experienced from the El Pichaco and La Leona Parks.

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