Museo de Herrera
Humboldt Ecological Station
The Humboldt Ecological Station studies them; you’re welcome to stop by and visit the displays. A bus leaves the Chitré station for the...
Catedral San Juan Bautista
The 18th-century cathedral was substantially remodeled in 1988. Unlike many cathedrals that impress through ostentation, this one is...
This is the best of La Arena's pottery factories. You can buy traditional painted ceramics at wholesale prices. The pottery is made by...
Restaurante El Meson
This plaza restaurant with long hours has a long list of offerings, from sandwiches to steak and seafood. The chicken tacos will fully...
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Museo de Herrera information
This anthropology and natural history museum contains many well-preserved pieces of pottery dating from 5000 BC until the Spanish conquest, some of which were found at the 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 photos and maps of archaeological sites.
On the museum’s 2nd floor 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.