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Commonly referred to as Tegus, Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras. The city is located in the southern-central highland region of department of Francisco Morazan, in a valley, enclosed by mountains. Tegucigalpa enjoys a relatively fresh and mild climate and a magnificent ambiance. The city is a bustling and vibrant place replete with some imposing museums, eateries, and several other tourist attractions. Though the colonial core of the city has mostly been lost, if a tourist looks closely, there are a number of lovely colonial and scenic areas within the city. These areas are unique points of interests.
Places of Interest in Tegucigalpa
The Shrine of Our Lady of Suyapa
One of the most visited areas in the city, The Shrine of Our Lady of Suyapa is an excellent place for spiritual tourists. In the church, Suyapa is represented by a wooden sculpture of a virgin found by a peasant while camping in the rural areas of the city. That Suyapa was soon attributed a series of miracles. This church was built in her honor and the name of the church is also based on her.
La Leona Park
Another spot in the center of the city, La Leona Park is located up on the hill just above the downtown. The park offers magnificent vistas of the city, incorporating the Choluteca River flowing through the city and dividing the cities of Comayaguela and Tegucigalpa. La Leona Park is well kept with lovely and verdant gardens, a low wrought iron railing around, and a small kiosk in the center.
La Tigra National Park
The first national park in the country, La Tigra National Park is located in the proximity to the city of Tegucigalpa. The park is the most important source of water for the capital of Honduras. La Tigra National Park has two distinct areas open for tourists- El Hatillo and San Juancito. In the park, there are around 3 species of amphibians, more than 200 species of birds, and 13 species of reptiles.
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
The finest museum in the city, Museo para la Identidad Nacional is housed in an expertly renovated 19th century building, which was the former Palace of Ministries. The museum offers excellent and comprehensive overview of country's history and identity through an assortment of contemporary exhibits. The displays in the museum are in Spanish but tourists can take free guided tours in English. These free guided tours are offered four times a day.