Museums and Heritage

Museum of Contemporary Art Modest contemporary-art museum showcasing works from Panamanian & Latin American artists. Address: Calle San Blas, Panamá, Panama

The Panama Canal Museum is a non-profit and public museum located in Panama City, Panama. Established in 1997, the museum is devoted to the history of the construction of the Panama Canal in its various stages, including the first French construction attempt, the later construction by the United States, and the eventual transfer to Panamanian control.

Biomuseo is located on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, Panama. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. This is Gehry’s first design for Latin America. The design was conceived in 1999 and the museum opened in October 2014.

The Afro-Antillean Museum is a museum in Panama City, Panama. It features relics from the history of West Indian Afro-Panamanians, including their contributions to the building of the Panama Canal and its railway.

Panamá Viejo was founded in 1519 by the conquistador Pedrarías Dávila, Panamá Viejo is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. It was laid out on a rectilinear grid and marks the transference from Europe of the idea of a planned town.