The Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Comayagua, Honduras is so perfect it doesn’t even look real!
People are always amazed when I tell them that I traveled to Honduras for fun (and survived!). But the time I spent in this beautiful country has only left me wanting more!
When my husband was serving a 15-month hardship tour at Soto Cano Air Base near Comayagua, Honduras I was able to visit him twice. On the first visit, we met on the beautiful island of Roatan and on the second visit, I went to see him at Soto Cano.
Since Comayagua is only a short cab ride from the base, we were able to go into town to see the historical Comayagua Cathedral.
The Oldest Clock in the Americas
It is likely that you will hear the Comayagua Cathedral before you see it. The clock in the cathedral is the oldest clock in the Americas and one of the oldest clocks in the world!
Originally built in Spain circa 1100 AD, this ancient clock rings the giant bells every 15 minutes throughout the day.
For a small fee, we were able to see the clock and bells up close. After passing through a wooden door, we climbed a narrow staircase to the top of the belfry.
Upstairs, the clock isn’t the only thing worth looking at. The views of the city and the lush mountains beyond were gorgeous.
The Heart of Comayagua
Located in the Central Square of the city, everyone in the city should be able to tell you right where to go. Our cab ride from Soto Cano was quick and easy.
The plaza surrounding the cathedral centers around a fountain. It also has several restaurants and souvenir shops. After our visit to the cathedral we had a delicious dinner and did some shopping.
While waiting for our cab we witnessed a parade or procession of some kind, but we have no clue what it was or what it was for. It was interesting all the same!
Seeing such a historic landmark was quite an experience! Our visit to the Comayagua Cathedral was one that we will remember always.