Departamento de Lempira Travel Guide

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Gracias

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Gracias

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  • Iglesia Las Mercedes

    Gracias Things to Do

    The oldest church in Gracias is Iglesia Las Mercedes, dating back to 1611. It is a few blocks off from Parque Central. At the time I visited, it was closed, and mostly fenced off from tourists. The church was in obvious need of renovation, having weeds growing in its tower. A bell tower has two nice bronze bells hanging. Apparently it took 30 years...

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  • Parque Central Gracias

    Gracias Things to Do

    The Parque Central has the statue of Lempira, and other memorial statues and fountains under an arbor of old tropical trees. One of the more curious statues is apparently of Mary with baby Jesus, because the way she holds arms outstretched a sexualized infant is a very rare style of art. Closer examination reveals this is a Lion's Club statue to...

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  • Iglesia San Marcos

    Gracias Things to Do

    Adjacent to, not facing, the Parque Central in Gracias, is the largest church in town, the Iglesia San Marcos has 18th century origins, but appears newer than this. The interior was only sparsely decorated for Christmas, not having the textiles hanging from the ceiling found in so many other churches along the Lenca trail. The altar is gold gilt,...

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La Campa

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  • Pickup on the way back

    La Campa Transportation

    During my short time in La Campa, I was concerned that I would not find a ride, and would have to walk the 10 arduous miles back to Gracias. Honduras does not observe Daylight Savings Time, and night falls early there, so there was a strong chance I would have to hike back to town after dark. However, I saw a bus in La Campa, and asked the driver...

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  • Iglesia de San Matías

    La Campa Things to Do

    The San Matias church was built in the late 1600s, and renovated in 1938. Sparkling white under the azure skies, and with a patch of cloud forest in its backyard - complete with a quick-flowing creek - this church could stand as the very essence of Western Honduras.

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  • Bus to La Campa

    La Campa Transportation

    In Gracias, I tried to find a ride to La Campa by positioning myself at the start of the (unpaved) road to La Campa. But there was no traffic at all, so after half an hour, I gave up. I went to the bus station where I was told that the bus to La Campa would depart at 2:00, and that there would be no return bus to town that day.La Campa is only 10...

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