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Panama City Sights

Plaza Catedral

  • Av. Central between Calles 5 and 7 Map It
  • Casco Viejo
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Updated 08/08/2012

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The old city's main square is also known as Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de la Independencia, since the country's independence from both Spain and Colombia were celebrated here. Busts of Panama's founding fathers are scattered around the plaza, at the center of which is a large gazebo. The plaza is surrounded by historic buildings such as the Palacio Municipal, the Museo del Canal Interoceánico, and the Hotel Central, which once held the city's best accommodations and is slowly

being renovated. Plaza Catedral is shaded by some large tabebuia trees, which are ablaze with pink blossoms in January and February. The plaza is the site of ocassional craft fairs, weekend concerts, and other events.

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Av. Central between Calles 5 and 7, Panama City, Panama

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Updated 08/08/2012

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