Fodor's Expert Review Centro Artesanal Antiguo YMCA

Panama City Crafts

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The city's biggest and nicest craft market occupies what was once the gym of the Balboa YMCA, which is why it is called the Centro Artesanal Antiguo YMCA. The spacious building holds dozens of stands, each with a different owner and selection. Wares range from kitsch to native handicrafts, and include molas sewn into bags, shirts, glasses cases, and pot holders, plus embroidered blouses, jewelry, handwoven hats, and plenty of work by the Emberá and Wounaan Indians of the Darién province.


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Av. Arnulfo Arias and Av. Amador
Panama City, Panamá  Panama


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