Tegucigalpa is the Capital of Honuduras, with a population of aproximately 1.5 million. Tegucigalpa was founded by the Spanish as a silver mining Village in 1578. Was a very important area of extraction of silver and copper for several years. Tegucigalpa is also the capital of the department of Francsisco Morazan. Its located in a valley, surrounded by mountains a geolocically separated from its twin city, Comayaguela, by the Rio Choluteca. Tegucigalpa is the base of the three Powers of State, Congress, Legislative Congress and Presidential House are all located here, reason for a lot of political debate between its citizens.
Several points of attracion are the Cathedral of Tegucigalpa in downtown, the Basilica de Suyapa which holds Honduras Virgin Patron, El Picacho Park and viewpoint, and nearby towns like Valle de Angeles, Santa Lucia and La Tigra National Park. Other further away interesting towns are Ojojona and Santa Ana, in the South of Tegucigalpa. Touristic spots in Honduras are generally safe, for sure safer than non-touristy places.