1600s Spanish fortress & museum Fortaleza De Santa Bárbara. - Museum in Trujillo, Honduras

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W2CX+C33, Trujillo, Honduras




+504 2234-4535

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4.60 (1021 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Monday: 9 am to 5 pm


  • Accessibility
    • Good for kids
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance


Frequently mentioned in reviews: para (6) Santa (6) historical (6) pero (7) nice (8) historia (9) beautiful (10) Honduras (10) history (11) vista (13) lugar (16) Trujillo (16) view (18) place (28)

  • 5Walter V. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very beautiful the view (Original) Muy bonita la vista

  • 5XeniaW C. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good tourist service, there are volunteer guides and the view towards the bay is the best in Honduras (Original) Buena atención al turista, hay guías voluntarios y la vista hacia la bahía es la mejor de Honduras

  • 5Elan O. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very beautiful place (Original) Muy bonito lugar

  • 5Liliana N. 3 years ago
    Great place is one of the oldest structures of spanish colonizers, great view of the coasts and sea. Is located un downtown center, artisans stores are in there, some Guide persons too, there is a museum inside, and some monuments around. Is very chepa and is stunning place.

  • 5Adán B. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A quiet environment, A lot of history behind each wall. & beautiful view of the bay. (Original) Un ambiente tranquilo, Mucha historia detrás de cada pared. & bella la vista hacia la bahía.

  • 5LENIN M. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) An excellent view towards the sea. (Original) Una vista excelente hacia el mar.

  • 5Survivor Mechanic Todo M. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A beautiful and very quiet place to enjoy and learn a little about the history of the first capital of Honduras .. The city of Trujillo. (Original) Un bello y muy tranquilo lugar para disfrutar y conocer un poco de la historia sobre la primera capital de Honduras..La ciudad de Trujillo.

  • 5Carlos M O. 5 years ago
    One of top 3 historic icons at Trujillo City, high above the waves, gazing over the Caribbean toward the European motherland, this 17th-century Spanish fortress could not have a more evocative position. Though its ruined remains are not that impressive visually, it's still an inspirational spot to reflect on the forces and characters that shaped the history of the American continent. Fifteen cannons face the sea, and a plaque marks the place where North American wannabe conqueror William Walker was executed. The onsite museum has colonial and Garifuna artifacts. People are kind, museum closes to public after 5pm every day of the week, the sunset and sunrise is a show you will remember by all your life, one of the best places to take an historic picture for your travel album.

  • 5S. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Too beautiful 😍 come and enjoy history and take pictures 😉 (Original) Demasiado bello 😍 vengan a disfrutar de historia y a tomarse fotos 😉

  • 5Angela P. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful scenery (Original) Hermosa paisaje

  • 5M. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It is small, but nice to visit, especially at sunset. Admission costs Lps. 20.00 (Original) Es pequeño, pero agradable visitar, especialmente en el atardecer. La entrada cuesta Lps.20.00

  • 5Willmer B. 3 years ago
    It is quite interesting to know this fortress Spaniards built quite along time, it has been preserved as much as a third world country can... The view from up there is amazing.

  • 5Edwin J. M. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) This place is a beauty! Small but special Best of all, you have years of history in Honduras, all facing the sea! (Original) Este lugar es una belleza! Pequeño pero especial. Lo mejor de todo es que se tiene años de historia de Honduras, todo frente al mar!

  • 5jesus c. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It's beautiful (Original) Es bello

  • 5wilson V. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very nice place to vacation (Original) Muy bonito lugar para vacacionar

  • 5Fernando A. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A very nice place (Original) Un lugar muy lindo

  • 5Jhon St J. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Charming (Original) Encantador

  • 5Edgar I. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Super cute excellent strength (Original) Super lindo excelente la fortaleza

  • 5Zita C. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Santa Barbara Fortress. The Fortress of Santa Barbara, also known as "El Castillo", is located in the city of Trujillo in the department of Colón, Honduras. It is the first built for military purposes by Spanish settlers in the country. Source: Wikipedia It is a site that preserves historical vestiges of the colonial era in Hinduras. This site served the Spanish to defend themselves against attacks by pirates and privateers. (Original) Fortaleza Santa Bárbara. La Fortaleza de Santa Bárbara, conocida también como "El Castillo", se encuentra en la ciudad de Trujillo en el departamento de Colón, Honduras. Es la primera construida con fines militares por los colonos españoles en el país. Fuente: Wikipedia Es un sitio que conserva vestigios históricos de la era colonial en Hinduras. Este sitio sirvió a los españoles para defenderse de los ataques de los piratas y corsarios.

  • 5keny m. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful view of the sea, it was a shame that the Fortress could not be preserved in a better state but it is to be imagined how important it was (Original) Bella vista al mar, lastima no se pudo conservar en mejor estado la Fortaleza pero es de imaginar ma importancia que tuvo en sus tiempos

  • 5Ernest :v F. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very historic place, you learn a lot. (Original) Lugar muy historico, aprendes mucho.

  • 5Adonay B. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful place (Original) Hermoso lugar

  • 5Eli J. 3 years ago
    I loved it, it was great..

  • 5Pedro O. 4 years ago
    It shows a great view and environment.

  • 5Marcos C. 5 years ago
    Very very nice place

  • 5Jose C. 5 years ago
    May be the place with more history in town, due the many pirates attacks in the early years of the country during the spanish rule, like the local people say "If that place could talk what histories could tell us", actually the US citizen filibuster Willian Walker was executed is that place, the leyend says that he cursed the town before being executed, other sources say what the pirates used to had thier anual convention at Roatan in the bay islands, and when they where drunked some times they decided attack and burn the town just for fun...

  • 5Dave B. 1 year ago
    Great historical are

  • 5Gaby Z. 5 years ago
    The place has been remodeled and has guides to tell you about the history of it

  • 5Marlon M. 2 years ago

  • 5Renee C. 4 years ago
    The best views of the coastline in Trujillo! It costs $3 per person for foreigners. They have nice historical information posted to learn about the region and the people. Would definitely recommend for fellow cruisers! You can easily walk here from the port. It takes less than 10 minutes.

  • 5Karla R. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful place (Original) Bello lugar

  • 5Odalis E. 9 months ago
    Interesting and the staff was very friendly

  • 5Keyri R. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It is a very beautiful historical place! 💚💛😍 It has a beautiful view! 😱 I recommend it! 🤗🔥 (Original) Es un lugar histórico muy hermoso!💚💛😍 Tiene una vista preciosa!😱 Se los recomiendo!🤗🔥

  • 5Daviid C. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Relaxing and know about history (Original) Relajante y saber de historia

  • 5nahun z. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It has a nice view towards the sea and the community (Original) Tiene una linda vista hacia el mar y la comunidad

  • 5Juan R. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Historical and attractive Something careless but worth a visit (Original) Histórico y atractivo Algo descuidado pero vale la pena visitarlo

  • 5Dixcy Z. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A charm (Original) Un Encanto

  • 5Stanley M. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Good place with history and good people in the place (Original) Buen lugar con historia y buena gente en el lugar

  • 5Jiuber M. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) A place of history, with bases made in the period of colonization and with different points of view towards the Bay, with a museum where you can visualize different objects of the time and with a brief description, a place that you can not miss if you go to Trujillo and take excellent photos (Original) Un lugar de historia, con bases hechas en el período de la colonización y con diferentes puntos de vista hacia la Bahía, con un museo donde se pueden visualizar diferentes objetos de la época y con una breve descripción, un lugar que no puedes dejar de visitar si vas a Trujillo y tomar fotos excelentes

  • 4Richard F. 9 months ago
    The place needs investment. History buffs will enjoy for sure, but it could be so much more. there has been vandalism amongst other things.

  • 4Pioneer G. 1 year ago
    Good view. The museum is small. They charge more for foreign people than Hondurans.

  • 4unitech f. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Excellent landscape, good view and excellent service (Original) Exelente paisaje buena vista y exelente servicio

  • 4Estela A. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Very nice only that there are no guides that give an explanation to tourists why every detail there is (Original) Muy bonito solo que no hay guías que le den una explicación a los turistas el por qué de cada detalle de los que hay ahi

  • 4Roberto G. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Make Trujillo's story known (Original) Da a conocer la historia de Trujillo

  • 4Edwin S. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Nice by the sea. Excellent view. (Original) Lindo junto al mar. Excelente vista.

  • 4Erika S. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) History and beauty (Original) Historia y belleza

  • 4Yerson C. 3 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Nice place, a beautiful sea view and well kept. (Original) Bonito lugar, una hermosa vista al mar y bien cuidado.

  • 4Joel S. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Currently they only open it from Friday to Sunday due to the pandemic. If you visit Trujillo it is mandatory that you visit this place, it is right next to the central park and from the fortress there is an impressive view of the sea and its beach. You can also see the mountains that surround the city. The price is affordable, for foreign tourists it is a little more expensive. (Original) Actualmente sólo la abren de viernes a domingo por la pandemia. Si visitas Trujillo es obligatorio que visites este lugar, está justo al lado del parque central y desde la fortaleza hay una vista impresionante del mar y su playa. También puedes ver las montañas que rodean la ciudad. El precio es accesible, para los turistas extranjeros es un poco más caro.

  • 4Claudia M. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Part of our History !!! (Original) Parte de nuestra Historia!!!

  • 4David Dávila F. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) An iconic place in Trujillo and a must-see site of great historical importance. An excellent view of the Bay. (Original) Lugar iconico de Trujillo y sitio obligado de visitar de gran importancia histórica. Una excelente vista de la Bahía.

  • 4walter elizondo turcios d. 4 years ago

  • 4Oscarrels 2. 7 years ago
    A lot of history. And it has a nice view to the sea.

  • 3Aylan G. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) Culture clashes. The name of Honduras is born in this part of the Atlantic coast. The story tells that in June 1502, Cistóbal Colón reached what is now Trujillo and its deep (deep) sea waters. Today in Trujillo there are Garifuna communities (descendants of dark-skinned slaves escaped from the island of San Vicente) and Honduran descendants of indigenous and Spanish (mestizos). It is a place full of human heat. There is a reduced hotel offer. The largest and most modern is Christopher Columbus. I stayed in Capiros, a very simple but comfortable hotel that is run by evangelical missionaries, but open to everyone. These hotels are in front of the airstrip. The beach is beautiful, without many tourists, white sandy beaches and calm waters ideal for relaxing. A kilometer is the town, where we met the Fortress of Santa Barbara (you pay 3 dollars to enter if you are not Honduran). There is a walk where you can enjoy rich gastronomy, a SalvaVidas =) and meet and chat with its people. This place is ideal to abstract from the daily hustle. If you go from Tegucigalpa it can take from 5 to 7 hours to arrive on a road in good condition. (Original) Choques de culturas. El nombre de Honduras nace en esta parte de la costa atlántica. La historia cuenta que en junio de 1502, Cistóbal Colón llegó a la actual Trujillo y sus hondas (profundas) aguas de mar. Hoy en trujillo hay comunidades garífunas (descendientes de esclavos de piel morena escapados de la isla de San Vicente) y hondureños descendientes de indígeneas y españoles (mestizos). Es un lugar lleno de calor humano. Hay una reducida oferta hotelera. El más grande y moderno es el Christopher Columbus. Yo me hospedé en Capiros, un hotel muy sencillo pero cómodo que es administrado por misioneros evangélicos, pero abierto a todo público. Estos hoteles están frente a la pista de aterrizaje. La playa es hermosa, sin muchos turistas, playas de arena blanca y con unas aguas calmas ideales para relajarse. A un kilómetro está el pueblo, donde conocimos la Fortaleza de Santa Bárbara (se paga 3 dólares de entrada si no eres hondureño). Hay un paseo donde puedes disfrutar de rica gastronomía, una SalvaVidas =) y de conocer y platicar con su gente. Este lugar es ideal para abstraerse del ajetreo diario. Si vas de Tegucigalpa puedes tardar de 5 a 7 horas en llegar por una carretera en buen estado.

  • 3Jose S. 1 year ago
    Had more stuff to see last time I came.

  • 3Carla S. 4 years ago
    Beautiful historical place, unfortunately visitors have written graffiti on the walls

  • 1IVAN C. 2 years ago
    (Translated by Google) It is not yet allowed or authorized to enter ... but you can see something ... from afar (Original) Aún no está permitido o autorizado entrar.... pero se logra ver algo... desde lejitos

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