He explained that in the coming months work will start on the construction of the road that from Chamelecon connects Gracias, Lempira
, Copan and Ocotepeque and communicates with the borders with El Salvador and Guatemala.
This is how the city of Gracias, Lempira, was founded in 1536, in the midst of a predominantly Lenca district, a city that has had since that time a very pronounced ethnic and cultural contrast that can be taken in to this day; and this is how Gracias is becoming the best showcase of national identity, with the indigenous Honduran base assimilating its new component which over time has become one people.
July has been chosen as national identity month, and Gracias, Lempira, is celebrating big time, offering an opportunity not only to contemplate and experience the magical environment of this city and its inhabitants, but also to enjoy the finest Honduran art, for this is how the festival "Gracias Calling" will take off on July 23, with a vibrant and colorful open-air spectacle where acrobats, people on stilts and fireworks will get things started to the strains of the "National Philharmonic" and songs by Pez Luna.
From this perspective, cruise ship companies that take millions of tourists to Roatan, one of the most splendid destinations in the Caribbean, are realizing that these tourists have the opportunity to visit Copan, prompting representatives of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) to visit this fabulous archeological site, as well as the nearby city of Gracias, Lempira.
During their tour the distinguished visitors experienced in person what the tourists they represent will encounter, accompanied in Copan by world-famous archeologist Ricardo Agurcia, who explained to them the most sublime aspects of this fascinating city, first with a walking tour of the archeological park, then moving on to the city of Gracias, Lempira, a place that, beyond its sweeping panoramic beauty, entrances its visitors as they stroll along its cobbled streets bordered by traditional houses, with passersby who are direct descendants of the Lencas, one of the country's largest indigenous communities.
Because in Honduras there is so much to see, share and enjoy, getting in touch with vibrant cultures thousands of years old, the Lenca people living in western Honduras, a people who wear distinctive, brightly colored clothes, still making crafts as they have been doing for centuries; cities such as Gracias, Lempira
, where the indigenous Lencas stride proudly down cobblestoned streets built by the Spaniards; come shopping in the market and get lost in the dazzling colorful array of fruits, vegetables, woven fabrics and irresistible sweets; only minutes away, ramp up your adrenaline to the max going over the mountains 350 meters above the ground in the highest canopy tour in Central America - then, to relax, plunge into thermal springs enveloped in an atmosphere of enchantment.