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“Biggest & Cleanest Museum in Downtown Tegucigalpa”

Museo para la Identidad Nacional
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Tegucigalpa City Tour
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Tegucigalpa
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“Biggest & Cleanest Museum in Downtown Tegucigalpa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Upstairs is a permanent exhibit that takes you through the history of Honduras beginning basically from the prehistoric period, as well as a couple of smaller rooms for seasonal art exhibits. The information is only in Spanish but there is at least one English-speaking tour guide who is very knowledgable and friendly.

Downstairs there is a small theater showing an excellent 3D animated video of the Mayan ruins at Copan. It is of course in Spanish but interesting to watch as it shows you how the ruins are thought to have looked originally compared to what they look like today. They have two or three showings at set times each day.

They also have a pretty decent gift shop, and the relatively clean bathrooms (most of the time with toilet paper!) are definitely worth a mention.

Visited April 2012
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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“enterteining and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

is a well organized museum, with great exhibits from all over the world and a good place to learn about Honduran history, the virtual show on maya civilization is excelent.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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“Volunteering Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

I'm in Honduras for 6 months volunteering, and one of our orientation activities was going to this museum. We only saw the history of Honduras exhibit and a video on Copan, and I wish I could have seen more, but I loved what I saw.

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1 Thank Allie M
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“Very pleasant surprise in Tegus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2009

The Museo para la Identidad Nacional is in El Centro part of town, towards the end of a pedestrian walkway referred to as Calle Peatonal that connects the Parque Central (where the Catedral San Miguel is) all the way down to the city's National Theater (called "Manuel Bonilla"). The whole area was a pleasant surprise in a city where there does not appear to be many walking areas.

The Museum is very well kept and has an interesting section on Honduras history. It also had an temporary exhibition of a local artist (Felipe Burchard) who was good and provocative, and also a temporary exhibit from an italian artist. The building is from 1882 and was originally a hospital. It also offers a virtual tour of the Copan ruins which is very well presented and runs for about 17 minutes (it's in Spanish). I really enjoyed the Museum, and ended up spending a couple hours in it. It also has a well-presented gift shop. It was worth the $3 entrance fee ($1.50 if you don't see the Copan virtual tour).

BTW, the official name of the pedestrian walk is Paseo Liquidambar, but I don't know whether the locals refer to it by this name.

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