Western Honduras

Comayagua's impressive cathedral is the largest colonial-era place of worship in Honduras. Built between 1685 and 1715, it's adorned with intricate wooden carvings and gold-plated altars. The cathedral's most interesting feature is its ancient Moorish clock, dating from around AD 1100, which was originally located in the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

In 1620 it was donated to the town by King Phillip III. Look out for the older Roman-style 'IIII' (rather than 'IV') on the clock's face.

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1. Museo Regional de Arqueología

0.12 MILES

This lovely museum is housed in a former presidential palace, a one-story, tiled-roof house with a beautiful, manicured garden at the center. Inside you…

2. Iglesia La Merced

0.21 MILES

Comayagua’s first iglesia was La Merced. Building started in 1550; it was consecrated as a cathedral in 1561. The plaza out the front is very pretty.

3. Nuestra Señora de la Caridad


The much remodeled Nuestra Señora de la Caridad was built at the end of the 16th century. The local indigenous community uses it as a place of worship.

4. Parque Nacional Montaña de Comayagua

4.46 MILES

Spanning more than 300 sq km of primary and secondary forest, Panacoma (which is managed by Ecosimco) has two main hiking trails leading through the cloud…

5. Cuevas de Taulabé

23.66 MILES

Around 20km south of the Lago de Yojoa is the entrance to the Cuevas de Taulabé, a network of underground caves with unusual stalactite and stalagmite…

6. Parque Nacional Cerro Azul Meambar

27.62 MILES

East of Lago de Yojoa, this well-maintained national park boasts kilometers of trails leading to waterfalls, caves and untouched cloud forest. There's…