Museum sights in The Interior
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On the eastern side of El Valle's conspicuous church is the very modest Museo de El Valle, which contains exhibits of petroglyphs and ceramics left by the indigenous peoples who lived in the area hundreds of years ago. There is also some religious art (the museum is owned by the church next door), mostly statues of Christ and the Virgin, as well as some historical and geological information on El Valle's volcano.
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…