Welcome to Gracias


Founded in 1526 by Spanish Captain Juan de Chávez, its original name was Gracias a Dios (Thanks to God). Eventually the town’s importance was eclipsed by Antigua (Guatemala) and Comayagua.

The main reason many people to come to Gracias is to explore the mountainous, forested countryside around the town itself and perhaps climb El Cerro de las Minas (2849m) in Parque Nacional Montaña de Celaque, the country’s highest peak.


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