Museums Panama

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Penonomé Museum
This Museum tries to show life in pre-Columbian Panama on the basis that archaeological ceramics and stone research has established three regions where Coclé province is in the central region, also including Los Santos, Herrera, Veraguas and West Panama.

Religious Colonial Art Museum
Built In 1756, this museum Is located in one old chapel of the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, between 3rd Street and A Avenue in the heart of the colonial part of town. It has an Impressive collection of paintings made on cloth and leather and polycromed carvings from Latin America and from local artists. There are also sacred artifacts made of silver and bone, a beautiful gold altar, and a colonial spiral staircase. A visit to the chapel is complemented by a visit to the Church and Convent where you can see the 'arm chato', the interior patio and the cloister.

Natural Science Museum
Located on Cuba Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets, in the old National Museum, the Natural Science Museum has exhibits of the natural geology, paleontology, mammals, reptiles and other national flora and fauna. Also there is a room dedicated to African and Asian fauna, specially the tiger, lion and antelope.

History Museum of Panama
Located in the Municipal Palace where the office of the Panamenian History Academy are also located, there are four rooms displaying the history of Panama to date, in three periods - colonial, union with Colombia and Republican and including highlights of the treaty between the United States and Panama for the construction of the Panama Canal.

Afro-Antillian Museum
Located in the restored Christian Old Mission Building at 24th West Street and Justo Arosemena Avenue, here are fine photographs, artistic and domestic objeticts from the Afro-Antillian group who helped construct the Panama Canal. Artifacts from Martinique, Haiti and Jamaica are also displayed.

Contemporary Art Museum
It is located on Calle San Blas in the district of Ancon. It has a permanent exposition hall, and two temporals, where they exhibit oil paints, fresh water paints, crayons, tints and engraving or national and foreign artists. This museum has in his backside an art workshop where they do engraving and restauration jobs. Here you can buy the work that are expose and appreciate how the artists work on the workshop.

Home of the Soldier of The Independence
Located in the promenade of "Esteban Huertas", is the center commemorating those soldiers who gave their lives for the Independence of the Republic. 9. The Andina Gallery (The Andina Gallery reafirms the traditional values of popular art, which are to coordinate the multisectoral activities; enable the cultural education of popular art; promote cultural interchange and establish systems for multisectoral defense of the patrimony.

Archaelogical Park of 'El
Located in the town of El Caño, in the province of Cocle, here is a sample of the impressive Cocle Indian Culture. Here are burial site and tombs, ornate columns at the ceremonial site, burdial sitle of the 'cacique' and a typical hut that represents the home of the Indians with domestic animal and utensils used at the time of the arrival of the Spanish.

History and Panamenian Tradition Museum
This museum consists of four restored homes with a collection of archaeology, history, colonial religious art and ethnology of the region, plus a home furnished with 20th century furniture. To complement this museum, visit the artisan market at Penonome, one of the best in the country with items of straw, wood, rock, rope and other materials.


Herrera Museum
Located on Manuel Maria Correa Street and Julio Arjona Avenue, its collections takes the visitor to the pre-historic period of the central region of the country and the most important archaelogical sites of 'Sarigua' and 'Monagrillo'. There are also exhibits from the history of the province, the regional culture of folkloric music and dances.

Nationality Museum
Located in the Villa of Los Santos, it occupies the old home of the 'cabildo' of Los Santos, and displays historic artifacts related to the independence of Panama from Spain, which was declared on November 10th, 1821 and again in Panama City on November 28, 1821. The highlight is a painting depicting this historic period.

History and Art of Jose de Obaldia Museum
It is located in the Bolivar neighborhood, in the old part of the city of David, on First Avenue East in home number 57. This museum has archaeological artifacts from the Occidental region of the country, historic material, colonial religious art and artifacts from the everyday life of Obaldia Family. The house, which has been restored, has one room, kitchen, and furniture from the period and a garden with medicinal plants used in the old days.