Panama City, Panama - May 19, 2019: Two historical buildings of the Old Panama City.  Panama Canal Museum can be seen on the left; on the right stands the Municipal Palace (white building). The Museum of History of Panama (Spanish: Museo de Historia de Panamá) is a history museum located on the ground floor of the Municipal Palace of Panama City.

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Museo de Historia de Panamá

Panama City

The modest Museo de Historia de Panamá has a small selection of exhibits covering Panamanian history from the colonial period to the modern era.

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1. Palacio Municipal

This neoclassical Casco Viejo building, dating to 1910, houses the modest Museo de Historia de Panamá.

2. Museo del Canal Interoceánico

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3. Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús

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The headquarters of the Panama archdiocese. Construction started on this 1796 cathedral in 1688.

6. Iglesia de San José

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This Casco Viejo church protects the famous Altar de Oro (Golden Altar), the sole relic salvaged after privateer Henry Morgan sacked Panamá Viejo.

7. Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo

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