"Tegucigalpa Tourist Trap Pueblo Worth Visiting" Santa Lucía by atufft

Santa Lucía Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 18 photos

Colonial Mining Heritage Preserved

While, Tegucigalpa was itself originally a Spanish mining town founded in the open woodland areas of central Honduras, further up the hill was founded numerous other villages also dedicated to mining, including Santa Lucia. Fortunately, the need to preserve the water supply for the capital of Tegus resulted in the founding of the El Tigre National Park, the nation's first, and though Santa Lucia is not within its boundaries, it is on the road in that direction and has been preserved as a tourist shrine as well. The unique location in a mountainside, the cobblestone streets, and terra-cotta rooflines with views of the capital, make the 6 mile sojourn up here well worthwhile. Santa Lucia is an escape from the din of the capital city, and has plenty of restaurants and shops.

  • Last visit to Santa Lucía: Dec 2011
  • Intro Updated Feb 3, 2012
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (3)

Comments

atufft

“California is on the edge of the planet, not the center of the universe”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 2 6

Badges & Stats in Santa Lucía

  • 3 Reviews
  • 15 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 0 Comments
  • 390PageViews

Have you been to Santa Lucía?

  Share Your Travels  

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)