10 Things to Do in Comayagua That You Shouldn't Miss

September 8, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Comayagua (Spanish pronunciation: [komaˈʝaɣwa]) is a city in Honduras, some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula at an elevation of 1,949 feet (594 m) above sea level.
Restaurants in Comayagua

1. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Main Square, Comayagua CM2100, Honduras
Excellent
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Reviewed By Nathan H - San Antonio, Texas

Went to the church this past weekend when there was a live band and a Christmas tree light show. The locals had their kids out way late and it was a nice festival spirit. There were vendors everywhere selling food but some of the carts looked a little dicey. Recommend going at least once to see this beautiful old building but make sure your wallet is in your front pocket!

2. El Reloj de la Catedral

Catedral de Comayagua, Comayagua CM2100, Honduras
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

El Reloj de la Catedral

Reviewed By John D - La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras

The climb up the narrow staircase within the belfry is a treat in itself. Although you do not need to be fit, you do need some basic agility to do so. Stairway is narrow and in some places, the roof is rather low. But the sight of this simple piece of machinery is inspiring. The views are spectacular. Make sure you bring your camera!

3. Museo de Comayagua

Frente la Plaza San Francisco, Comayagua, Honduras
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Museo de Comayagua

Reviewed By John D - La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras

This lovely old building has been restored very well. a nice interior garden gives the building a pleasant feel. This building housed the presidential office, the congress and even the supreme court in the early days of Honduras as an independent country!

4. Alfombras Religiosas Viernes Santo

Centro Historico, Comayagua CM2100, Honduras
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5 based on 4 reviews

Alfombras Religiosas Viernes Santo

Reviewed By maria s - San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Living all my life in Honduras it was until this year, at my 43 years that I visited Comayagua in viernes santo. On late thursday noon the artists prepared the area where they would work probably for the entire night. On friday we woke up at 5am to get to see them do the final touch to their piece of art. We got near the Cathedral were the longest carpet was still in progress, it was so long at least two dozen young adults were working with the bright colored sawdust that characterizes the carpets. As we walked down the street we could see at least ten more being finished. The best one I saw is the carpet designed by the family who began this tradition in 1963, a very long carpet full of color with at least 5 religious scenes. The cherry on top of the pie was when we were invited to work on a very simple one, my husband and I were thrilled and so were my 12 and 7 yr old daughters. We carefully use different colors of sawdust to fill spaces of a two meter long stencil to simulate a grapevine. I truly recommend this attraction that unfortunately just happens once a year.

5. Iglesia La Caridad

Barrio La Joya, Comayagua CM2100, Honduras
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Iglesia La Caridad

Reviewed By Jarko2015 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Not far away from the Cathedral is a smaller church that's equally charming and set in a nice patio/park. Alas when I visited, the church was locked up, but the outside may seem plain, but it is worth seeing.

6. Palacio Episcopal

Frente Iglesia Catedral, Comayagua, Honduras
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Palacio Episcopal

Reviewed By Jarko2015 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This is the side street running right of the Cathedral, where the tourist office is housed. Part of it is pedestrianized, although cars still travel in one direction. The center of the street has been glassed over to create 'tombs' of artefacts.

7. Municipalidad de Comayagua

Plaza Central, Comayagua, Honduras
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4 based on 5 reviews

Municipalidad de Comayagua

Reviewed By Jarko2015 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The main building for the local government of Comayagua, this two story building is free to visit. There's a nice patio with an interesting mural on the ground floor, but otherwise it's all offices.

8. Caxa Real

Comayagua, Honduras
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Caxa Real

Reviewed By BernieBourque - Halifax, Canada

we enjoyed this museum very much. Especially enthralling were the sawdust carpets from the Easter procession and the holy figures carried in the procession

9. Monumento a la Constitucion de 1812

Plaza La Merced, Comayagua CM2100, Honduras
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Monumento a la Constitucion de 1812

Reviewed By Joel I - Washington DC, District of Columbia

The monument to the 1812 constitution is located a block or so south of the Cathedral and the main plaza, along Avenida 2da. It's not particularly well-labeled, which might be fitting for a constitution that didn't last very long. It does commemorate the early stirrings of the independence movement in Central America, and so it's of modest historical interest.

10. Casa de la Cultura

Plaza Central, Comayagua CM2100, Honduras +504 2772-2028
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2.5 based on 2 reviews

Casa de la Cultura

Reviewed By Shawn K - Thunder bay

There is a balsa wood reconstruction of the town which is the only exibit. You might duck in here to escape the rain

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