Antigua Casa Presidencial
Antigua Casa Presidencial
3.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Myo M
By Myo M
A "fairly modest" site
3.0 of 5 bubblesJan 2020
Just mainly due to its location "right in the midst" of the city's hustle & bustle (really a pretty crowded area of the city with plenty of narrow streets and two of which actually right alongside this building on its 2 sides that I could see), this "old residence" of the country's president is a site I would just describe as one "not for the first impression" (although quite likely a nicer surrounding area back when the President resided and which I'm sure must have made quite a bit of difference to the outward appearance of this building!). And yes, after that not-too-appealing exterior is also the interior just not requiring much of time with just a few rooms "which are open" on its 2 levels (pretty much just one big room on the 1st level likely the presidential reception room or such with also a pair or so of "big mirrors" among its furniture, and the room on the 2nd level likely the office of the President although quite a "plain one" with not much other than a work desk); actually more than the rooms though, it was the corridors that I found more interesting with these "column statues" (stone columns or such with human faces on top from about halfway up the wall to the ceiling along both sides of each corridor) and where also to see along both sides of a corridor on the 2nd level are portraits of the presidents (a "long row" of those on each side of the corridor and likely including all of the country's presidents from the Independence to the present); and also yes a bit of an excitement in this building is the "outdoor part" of the 2nd level (a deck like a U-shaped one with some distant views of the hills around the city, a close view of the small river or such just about directly below one side of the deck & also a nice overhead view of the "inner courtyard" which is just the one at the far end on the 1st level). And so, with this site being not much of one for priority in my opinion, my suggestion while "in downtown" is first to those quite close by (all just within about a 5-minute walk from here): Catedral de San Miguel (the city's main one with really quite a bit of "gold glitters" inside), Iglesia de los Dolores (a smaller cathedral than the main one nearby but with its own plaza & also a nice market "for souvenirs" just along one side of that plaza), and Museo para la Identidad Nacional (kind of a combo museum of "art & history" in the long heritage-styled building which once was Palacio Nacional).

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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada26,921 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Just mainly due to its location "right in the midst" of the city's hustle & bustle (really a pretty crowded area of the city with plenty of narrow streets and two of which actually right alongside this building on its 2 sides that I could see), this "old residence" of the country's president is a site I would just describe as one "not for the first impression" (although quite likely a nicer surrounding area back when the President resided and which I'm sure must have made quite a bit of difference to the outward appearance of this building!). And yes, after that not-too-appealing exterior is also the interior just not requiring much of time with just a few rooms "which are open" on its 2 levels (pretty much just one big room on the 1st level likely the presidential reception room or such with also a pair or so of "big mirrors" among its furniture, and the room on the 2nd level likely the office of the President although quite a "plain one" with not much other than a work desk); actually more than the rooms though, it was the corridors that I found more interesting with these "column statues" (stone columns or such with human faces on top from about halfway up the wall to the ceiling along both sides of each corridor) and where also to see along both sides of a corridor on the 2nd level are portraits of the presidents (a "long row" of those on each side of the corridor and likely including all of the country's presidents from the Independence to the present); and also yes a bit of an excitement in this building is the "outdoor part" of the 2nd level (a deck like a U-shaped one with some distant views of the hills around the city, a close view of the small river or such just about directly below one side of the deck & also a nice overhead view of the "inner courtyard" which is just the one at the far end on the 1st level).

And so, with this site being not much of one for priority in my opinion, my suggestion while "in downtown" is first to those quite close by (all just within about a 5-minute walk from here): Catedral de San Miguel (the city's main one with really quite a bit of "gold glitters" inside), Iglesia de los Dolores (a smaller cathedral than the main one nearby but with its own plaza & also a nice market "for souvenirs" just along one side of that plaza), and Museo para la Identidad Nacional (kind of a combo museum of "art & history" in the long heritage-styled building which once was Palacio Nacional).
Written November 23, 2020
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ArturFromPoland
Wadowice, Poland44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Well, it's just a little presidential palace with nothing special to offer. Not much history presented, but the ticket was only a dollar so 20 minutes there for this price is quite ok.
Written August 14, 2019
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Carol
Miami, FL14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We loved this place! Not for everyone though. If you are a history fan then by all means, make sure to visit "antigua" casa presidencial. The museum is not spectacular but it allows you a peak into Honduras' past. I had the pleasure of meeting a retired historian who was working at transcribing colonial records. He was amazing and took time from his work to tell us a bit about the history of his beloved country. If you are into architecture you will appreciate this beautiful old building. I agree that there is room for improvement, but considering the fact that the government doesn't really pay much interest to keeping it's historical buildings up and running or paying the people that are restoring and transcribing it's historical documents, they are doing a pretty good job.
Written April 2, 2018
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Ariel M
Santorini, Greece10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011
Not good area top much dast,traffic horrible, nothing to see at the area and do. Not walk alone
Written December 2, 2011
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smallworldnow
London, UK179 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
We are staying in the Marriott which is next door to the Casa Presidencial. Thought we could get a couple of photos from the outside and so asked one of the military guys that gaurds the building. He was happy to let us in to the carpark to take a photo, but as soon as I produced a camera with a telephoto lens, we were asked to leave. This is NOT an attraction, it is an office building and should be removed from TA.
Written February 10, 2016
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KingVVilly
San Salvador, El Salvador15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It's not that the building doesn't look nice, but it is what it is. A government building. The guards won't let you get too close ad there aren't any tours of the inside. The outter walls are tall enough to block most of the view so really just driving by I should get you a quick glance and that's all you'll get, unless you want to risk getting arrested for jumping te fence!
Besides, there's the odd chance you get caught in a protest of sorts there if you stay too long. This really isn't a tourist attraction IMO
Written March 15, 2013
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AroundTheWorldIn80kDays
Bangkok, Thailand292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Pretty grounds and interesting window into Honduras' history. It's not the most spectacular museum, but a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, especially if you have a good guide.
Written July 22, 2017
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BlueTraveller711
Tegucigalpa, Honduras268 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Business
There's nothing wrong with the Casa P. It's a perfectly nice building. However, it was never meant to be a tourist location and it's still not. There's not much to see on the outside and it's not a good area to walk. The President doesn't even live there, it's just offices. The inside is pretty enough, but doesn't blow you away. Don't worry if you don't make it in, though. It's just meetings and work.
Written January 28, 2013
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Clara M
Tegucigalpa, Honduras5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012
The current president built and tall wall all around the presidencial house so now you can barely see any of it. It is enough to just drive by.
Written August 17, 2012
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Ikkakujuu
Paris, France11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012
Very beautiful building. There are sometimes cultural events that take place in the parking lot next to it. Sometimes on special occassions (and some random times we have yet to figure out) there are fireworks at night, by my understanding put on by the chicken joint Pollo Campero (don't ask me why). One time I saw the President's helicopter landing, which was interesting. You might be able to catch some action from the Marriott next door.
Written June 29, 2012
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