Tegucigalpa - capital of Honduras
Countries in Latin America are often surprisedthe names of their cities, towns and monuments. Remember them Europeans first time impossible. The capital of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, from the same date. The name of the main town sounds very nice in the translation from the language of the local Indians - "silver hills". Scientists have put forward and the other versions of the origin of the name of the capital.
Tegucigalpa occupies an interesting position on themap of the country, city blocks and are located in flat areas - meaning Comayagua plateau and mountainous region (El Picacho). The area is characterized by a favorable climate, the city is constantly felt fresh air, blowing wind. Give coolness and pine forests growing on the mountain slopes.
The pages of history
Historians claim that they know the exact founding datethe future capital of Honduras - September 29, 1578 Though actually in these places people have long been settled, and long before the Europeans arrived in the territories inhabited ancient Indian tribes.
The first name of the city was even longermodern, it consisted of a few words. Moreover, the settlement does not qualify for capital status. Officially, the main city of Trujillo was considered. Then, the authorities tried to move the capital to Gracias, Tegucigalpa, Comayagua. It was only in 1880 looking for a better place for the capital are over. But even before the 60s of the last century Tegucigalpa resembled one of many provincial towns in Honduras, is not merged with Comayagua. Currently, the city continues to develop.
Pedestrian street and other joys
Pedestrian street - a favorite place of citizens walkingand guests of the capital. Thousands of small shops, bars and restaurants allow you to have fun and interesting to do a lot of photos on the memory and get a bunch of souvenirs for relatives left at home.
Not far from this street located Herrera Park -cozy and green, invites you to relax from the busy city and the people, enjoy the beautiful scenery, to gain strength for further walks in Tegucigalpa.
Themed tours acquaint with interestingarchitectural buildings of the capital, churches and cathedrals, villas and mansions. In one of them lived before the country's president, and now houses the National Museum, the exhibition which will tell about the distant past, today's life in Honduras and its capital.