Museo de Herrera
- Paseo Enrique Geenzier Parque Union
- tel, info: 996 0077
- adult/child USUS$1/US$0.25
- 08:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Tue-Sat, 08:00-11:00 Sun
Lonely Planet review for Museo de Herrera
This anthropology and natural history museum contains many well-preserved pieces of pottery dating from 5000 BC until the time of the Spanish conquest. Some of the pieces that were found at the excavation sites outside Parita are here, although most of those artifacts are on display at the anthropology museum in Panama City.
Also on display are replicas of huacas (golden objects placed with indigenous peoples at the time of burial) found on the peninsula, as well as numerous photos of archeologists at work and maps showing where the pottery and huacas were found. Be sure to visit the museum's 2nd floor, where you'll find photos of Azuero residents, authentic folkloric costumes and religious artifacts (including the original bell of Chitré's cathedral, which was cast in 1767). Signs are in Spanish only.