Thursday Doors: Let’s Go South to Comayagua, Honduras

 

Today for Thursday Doors we are visiting Comayagua, a city in the Honduras, some 50 miles northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula.  The city is noted for its wealth of Spanish Colonial architecture and the central square reveals The Cathedral of St Mary, in the heart of the town. Built in the 17th Century, the Cathedral is ornamented with ancient artwork and the tower clock is recognized for being the oldest working clock of its type in the world!  The Cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country. As we arrive in the city notice all the flat, flat roofs of the houses!

Comayagua, Honduras

Before we go to the cathedral, let’s check out some beautiful doors! All this beautiful COLOR!

Comayagua, Honduras
Comayagua, Honduras

I’m hungry……. let’s check this out!

Comayagua, Honduras

The weather is beautiful isn’t it?

Comayagua, Honduras
Comayagua, Honduras

Aren’t these fantastic colors? And I loved the little hacienda inside with the tiled roof! His and Hers!

Comayagua, Honduras

Now this is the sampler plate! Lobster, steak, fish, rice and big, big roasted potatoes! All for $14.00 US!

The Incredible Food!

In the center of town is the Central Plaza, where everything is focused. Here are the restaurants, shopping and the Cathedral of St Mary. You enter through one of the brightly painted gates.

Comayagua, Honduras
Comayagua, Honduras

Here is the Cathedral of St Mary, sitting majestically behind a fountain that was not working!

Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras
Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras
Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras
Inside Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

A peek from the church into the courtyard.

Courtyard of Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

Now watch your head, we’re going up to the bell tower!

Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

This entry width is only as wide as a small man’s shoulders! Notice how steep the steps are? And they added concrete slabs to reinforce them! Turn sideways and take BIG GIANT STEPS! The Featured Photo to the left is the view down the steps!

Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

And we get to the Bells! Take time to take a breather! What great views from all four sides of the tower, each with a different set and size of bell.

The Bells of the Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Hondura
The Bells of the Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Hondura
The Bells of the Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Hondura
The Bells of the Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Hondura
The Bells of the Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Hondura

And this is how you ring the bells……. Turn the crank! What strength that must have taken!

The Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

Today a clock keeps time instead of the bells.  Here are the working parts of the clock. The oldest working clock in the Americas!

The Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

Some more views from the top!

Views from The Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras
Views from The Cathedral of St Mary, Comayagua, Honduras

Back in the Plaza we exit out of another archway!

Comayangua, Honduras

Color, Color Everywhere! The park is the place for relaxing!

The Plaza, Comayagua, Honduras
Comayangua, Honduras

Or you could relax here right?

Comayagua, Honduras

I hope you have enjoyed our adventure in Comayagua today! Thanks to SBS for taking these photos last month on a business trip! I’m going to have to start paying him doorscursion fees!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

 

 

 

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Vicky says:

    Ooh, thanks for sharing your adventure, doors, buildings, colors, food… it all looks fabulous. I’m loving the cathedral, it has such a clean shape with such a very different carved facade… Lovely to see!

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    1. Yes all that in a shade of pink!

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love the warm colors – thanks for the tour 🙂

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  3. joey says:

    It’s all so warm and lively Those colors and arches are wonderful! 🙂

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  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Stunning photos! Hard to pick a favorite as I like all of them. The bells were so interesting to hear about, too! 🙂

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  5. What beautiful cityscapes. Great series of photos

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