Museo de Herrera
Catedral San Juan Bautista
Unlike many cathedrals that impress through ostentation, this 18th-century number is striking for its elegant simplicity and fine...
Ceramica Hermanos Calderón
Ceramica Hermanos Calderón is where you can buy traditional painted ceramics at wholesale prices. These pieces are made on the premises...
Carlos Ivan de Leon
Master mask-maker Carlos Ivan de Leon creates the most elaborate and frightening masks in Panama at his house near Calle Segundo...
Restaurante Aire Libre
Get your greasy-spoon fix at breakfast, lunch or dinner at this open-air plaza-cafe overlooking Parque Union. It offers two kinds of...
Paseo Enrique Geenzier · interesting places nearby
Museo de Herrera information
This anthropology and natural history museum, housed in a lovely colonial building, contains many well-preserved pieces of pottery dating from 5000 BC until the Spanish conquest, some of which were found at excavation sites outside Parita. There are also replicas of huacas (golden objects placed with indigenous peoples at the time of burial) found on the peninsula, as well as a recreated chieftain's tomb.
On the 2nd floor you’ll find some excellent folkloric costumes, including an ornate pollera (Panama's national dress) and devil masks. The collection includes many religious artifacts too, including the original bell of Chitré’s cathedral, which was cast in 1767. Signs are in Spanish only.