Museo Belisario Porras

Península de Azuero

South of the main square is the former home of three-time president Belisario Porras, during whose administration the Panama Canal opened. The museum contains many artifacts from Porras’ life and times and serves as a monument to the achievements of this widely revered man.

Porras was president for all but two years during the period from 1912 to 1924. He is credited with establishing Panama’s network of public hospitals, creating a national registry for land titles and constructing scores of bridges and aqueducts.

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