The Fortress of Santa Barbara, Trujillo, Colón, the natural conditions of the bay of Trujillo are ideal to establish one of the best ports in the area. The barrier of Punta Castilla not only protects the coast from the storms, but also becomes a shelter of deep and calm waters. During the colonial period, it suffers the attacks of pirates and corsairs of different nationalities that were to the service of different crowns. The Spaniards understand the importance of the square and the need to equip it first with artillery and years later in a defensive bulwark. Thus, almost in the middle of the seventeenth century, the Santa Barbara Fortification is completed, whose guns still point to the sea in the face of the possibility of another of the many attacks that resisted. You can visit the colonial monument. Currently the Santa Bárbara Fortress is one of the main tourist attractions of Trujillo. It was declared a "National Monument" on March 8, 1990 under Presidential Agreement No. 049. In 1997 it became the property of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History. Inside the Fortress of Santa Bárbara there is a Museum with archeological, Colonial and Republican exhibition halls. The Museum has a varied collection of objects of great historical and cultural value that reflect the pre-Columbian and colonial past of the city.
Rastrajón, Copán, in this archaeological site, recently opened to the public, you have a panoramic view of the Copan valley, including the Acropolis and all the buildings of the Archaeological Park of Copan Ruinas. It was a religious place, but above all a guard and defense post of the city-state of Copán. Here you can see other shapes and motifs, buildings with vaulted rooms, built with stone blocks and furnished with benches properly molded to their surroundings. Its walls are ornamented with fine sculpture. It was occupied and used in two moments: before the establishment of the K'inich dynasty YaxK'uk'Mo 'in the year 425, is the founder and first ruler of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization in Copán and its name means (' Primer Quetzal Guacamaya), ruled the city for only 11 years, and after the collapse of Copán, around 822 AD Scientists continue to excavate and, above all, unite the pieces of Copan's wonderful past. Rastrajón is the most recent result.
The Bird Park and Guacamaya Mountain Reserve "Macaw Mountain", Copán, is a center of conservation and breeding, rehabilitation and lodging of birds, located a few kilometers from the center of the town of Copán Ruinas, on the road in the road that leads to Aguas Calientes also known as hot springs. A colorful ecological park surrounded by ancient native trees and a coffee farm, and crossed in half by the refreshing waters of the cakaguatales ravine, where you can have breakfast, lunch or lunch after walking among more than 180 species of Honduran birds, Central American, also birds that migrate from the Caribbean and from our brother country of Mexica and some South American. Do not miss out on the chance to feel like the legs of a red, green or blue guara lean on your arms, your shoulders or your head while extending its beautiful wings wide. That is the best time to take a picture of your holiday worthy to share with your friends.
White City, Gracias a Dios, the Legend of the White City in Honduras or Ciudad Blanca originated from short fragments of different stories. In the twenties of the sixteenth century, a conqueror, Hernán Cortés, wrote to the King of Spain, Charles V, about the incredible wealth of one of the provinces of the conquered territories whose capital was the White City of gold. The most sensational discovery was made by Theodore Morde, who said that he had found the ruins of giant structures deep in the jungle. According to Morde, his guides told him about a temple dedicated to the Monkey God. There are guided tours through the country through the jungle of Mosquita for curious adventurers. The Honduran Institute of Anthropology allows access to groups with scientific interest prior to an evaluation.
Eco-Archaeological Park of the Naranjos, Yojoa Lake, it is the point where the nature and vestiges of a pre-Columbian city of 2800 years are The Archaeological Eco Park is located in the community of El Jaral, Municipality of Santa Cruz de Yojoa, department of Cortes, approximately 3 kilometers away from the Municipality Of Peña Blanca.), Receives a museum with archaeological finds of the park. Its three paths, through the broadleaf tropical forest, are one of the best places in the Lake for hikers. A suspension bridge puts another condiment to the route, but the main dish is the vestiges of a city of the year 800 a.C. That took advantage of the Lake basin and its rivers for the trade of ceramics, quetzal feathers and cacao. STILL CONTINUE STUDIES TO IDENTIFY THE ETHNIC ORIGIN OF THIS CIVILIZATION, BUT THEIR CHARACTERISTICS ARE CHARACTERISTICS OF LENCA CULTURE. There are mounds up to 20 meters high that speak of the importance of the city. And there is still more, the "Island of windows": a demanding 3-hour tour that completes the archaeological experience with adventure.
The Fort of San Cristobal, Gracias, Lempira, dominates from the highest part of the hill of San Cristobal the city of Gracias. It is built following the plans of President Juan Lindo in the second half of the nineteenth century to defend the city from the invasion of Guatemalan and Salvadoran armies in the troubled years of the post-independence, federal and internal wars between liberals and conservatives. The land was a hacienda owned by Lindo himself, who is buried in the fort, although it is José María Medina who built it between 1864 and 1875. As you approach the white walls of his star-shaped wall, you distinguish six towers, With guns and shooters with rifles, the perimeter of the city, and with it the west of the country and receive you two cannons that served in the Fortress of San Fernando in Omoa (Spanish fortress located in the coastal city of Omoa) Its name of the fort Derives from Cristóforo, according to the catholic tradition: "the one that takes to Christ", symbol of its physical strength. The new Cultural Center, which will operate in the Fortress of San Cristóbal, an event that is scheduled to take place this Friday evening. The project of conditioning and valorization of the Fortress was financed by the Presidency of the Republic through the Honduran Institute of Tourism and in conjunction with the Municipality of Gracias.
The Fortress of San Fernando, Omoa, Cortés, rises in the late eighteenth century a few meters from the coast to defend Honduras from the attacks of pirates, buccaneers and corsairs that threatened the Caribbean in its time. Today the sea is several meters away. Viewed from the air, it gives the impression that it is an arch pointing to the sea, already tense and with the arrow ready to shoot. It offers to the coast a wall in semicircle, constructed partly, like the rest of the fort, with remains of coral. In its almost 340 years has been bulwark, trench, market, jail and monument ... and people say "The Castle". It is the most important colonial legacy of the Caribbean coast of Honduras and perhaps the main military construction of the time in Central America. It has 31 vaults under which there are rooms, kitchen and a chapel, and it is not difficult to imagine the smell of gunpowder of the terrace, populated of guns during a combat.
Archaelogical Park of Copan's Ruins, Copán, a collection of monuments of extraordinary individual value and a monument in itself (World Cultural Heritage, UNESCO). The richness, style and finishes of its sculpture and architecture are unique among the Mayan sites discovered. This political and ceremonial center, capital of the city-state of Copán, ruled the southern border of Mayan civilization, and reached 21,000 inhabitants, including some non-Mayan peoples, between the 5th and 9th centuries. This different origin is reflected in its own sculptural style, which provides the longest, stone-carved text of the Mayan world: the Hieroglyphic Staircase, and it borders the other buildings of the Acropolis, including the Ball Park, the images of rulers and Altars in the Great Plaza, tunnels and The Set of Graves located in the mediations of the archaeological park. Because part of the beauty of Copan is crossed by the subsoil of monuments planted in a natural park where animals still live in their habitat such as the macaws fly freely in the locality and plants that animated the ceremonial and political imagery of this impressive display Monumental and cultural. Highlighting El Altar Q is the most famous monument in Copán. It was dedicated by King Yax Pasaj Chan Yopaat in 776 AD. C. and has representations of the first 16 kings of the Copán dynasty carved in its sides, the Stone Xukpi is a dedicatory monument of one of the first phases of the temple 16 (Structure 10L-16) built to honor K'inich Yax K'uk 'Mo' among others.