A Visit to the Comayagua Cathedral

The view from the belfry at the Comayagua Cathedral.

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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. (Check out all the reasons Honduras is a dreamy vacation destination.) But the time I spent in this beautiful country has only left me wanting more!

The Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Comayagua, Honduras is so perfect it doesn't even look real!
(The beautiful Comayagua Cathedral!)

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.

Stained glass in the cathedral in Comayagua.
(Stained glass inside the cathedral.)

The Oldest Clock in the Americas

You will likely 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!

The oldest clock in the Americas in Honduras.
(The oldest clock in the Americas.)

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.

The staircase leading up to the bell tower.
(The stairs leading up to the bell tower.)
In the bell tower of the Comayagua Cathedral.
(The view of the plaza.)
The view of Comayagua from the belfry of the cathedral.
(View of the mountains and the buildings around the cathedral.)

Upstairs, the clock isn’t the only thing worth looking at. The views of the city and the lush mountains beyond were gorgeous.

The view from the belfry at the Comayagua Cathedral.
(The view from the top of the belfry!)

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 we visited the cathedral, we had a delicious dinner and did some shopping.

The fountain in the town square in Comayagua.
(The fountain in the plaza.)
Doing some souvenir shopping in Comayagua, Honduras.
(Souvenir shopping.)

While waiting for our cab we witnessed a parade or procession of some kind, but we had no clue what it was or what it was for.

It was interesting all the same!

People watching in Comayagua, Honduras.
(Part of the ‘parade’ that went by.)

Seeing such a historic landmark was quite an experience!

Our visit to the Comayagua Cathedral was one that we will remember always.

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