Valle de Ángeles is a beautiful former colonial mining town that makes for an easy day trip from Tegucigalpa. The town has been restored to its original 16th-century appearance in parts, especially around the attractive Parque Central, where there is a handsome old church. The annual fair takes place on October 4.
Artisan souvenir shops line the streets, selling Honduran artesanías (handicrafts), including wood carvings, basketry, ceramics, leatherwork, paintings, dolls, wicker and wood furniture. Prices are usually less than in Tegucigalpa.