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Col. Alameda Calle Principal
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Arts & Museums
Initiated in July 31, 1996 by Foundation for Art and Culture (Fundarte), Galeria Nacional de Arte is a pioneer gallery that showcases heritage artwork by various artists of Honduras. It is housed inside a Colonial structure built in 1654 that served as a Convent of la Merced and, subsequently, as the first university in the country. The gallery comprises of specimens of pre-Columbian sculptures and pottery, rock paintings and petroglyphs. However, the most notable artwork on display are those by the pioneers of contemporary Honduran painting, Confucius Montes de Oca and Pablo Zelaya Sierra.
The structure that houses the Museo para la Identidad Nacional is a heritage monument (awarded by Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History), that was built in 1880 and previously known as Palacio de los Ministerios. Today, the structure houses various exhibitions that neatly showcases the evolution of present day Honduras from historical and geographical reference. Also fascinating are the display of artifacts recovered from archaeological site of civilizations that once existed on the land of the country. Moreover, the Copán Virtual Auditorium section of the museum would give you a virtual tour to the archaeological site of Parque Arqueológico de Copán, which is the first of its kind of display in the country. Call or visit their website for more information.
To delve into a deeper understanding of the human body and other local history in a more interactive way, plan a visit to the Chiminike. This museum, primarily meant for kids of all ages will take visitors through a personalized journey of various facts that need to be known. The museum holds valuable exhibits that will entertain every visitor alike. There is an infant area and an adolescent section, the human body rooms that enable visitors to explore the sections of the body in a fun yet educational way. There is also the replica of a giant volcano and a grocery store. Creativity and interactivity has been the hallmark of this museum. This place is abuzz for all kids and adults alike. Check website for more details.