Top things to do in La Villa de Los Santos

Church in La Villa de Los Santos

Iglesia San Atanasio

On the east side of Plaza Simón Bolívar, this national treasure was consecrated in 1782, although the foundation stone had been laid more than two centuries earlier. It’s a wonderful example of the baroque style, wi…
Museum in La Villa de Los Santos

Museo de la Nacionalidad

This modest museum, on the north side of Plaza Simón Bolívar, occupies the former house where Panama’s Declaration of Independence was signed in 1821. Pre-Columbian ceramics and colonial-era religious art comprise m…
Workshop in La Villa de Los Santos

Taller Carlos Ivan de Leon

Master mask-maker Carlos Ivan de Leon creates the most elaborate and frightening masks in Panama at his house just after Calle Segundo Villareal. He specializes in devil masks for the famous baile de los diablos suc…
Feria in La Villa de Los Santos

Fiesta de Corpus Christi

Los Santos’ biggest festival, the Fiesta de Corpus Christi plays out over four days some 40 days after Easter in May or June.
Cultural in La Villa de Los Santos

El Grito de La Villa

Also known as El Primer Grito de la Independencia, the anniversary of the historic grito (cry) of independence is celebrated in Los Santos on November 10. This patriotic occasion is usually overseen by the president…
Feria in La Villa de Los Santos

Feria Internacional de Azuero

This five-day mainly agricultural fair also features folkloric dancing and competitions among local singers performing regional songs.