Casa Gongora, Panama City
UNESCO declared Casa Góngora along with the entire Old Town as the World Heritage site in 1997. During restoration of 1998-99, much of the original woodwork, such as the doors, balconies and the armor, were left intact. Now the municipal property, Casa Góngora serves as a cultural center and hosts regular exhibitions by local artists. You can pop in casually to see some local creations or just admire the restored architecture and woodwork. You can also attend free jazz concerts on Wednesday nights at 8 o'clock and, if lucky, get a chance to catch Friday night bolero concert as well.
A legacy of the colonial rule, Casa Góngora is known to be of a great historic importance for having retained its original architectural style until today. Touring this extraordinary place will give you an incredible opportunity to see with your own eyes what life was like in the colonial times. The site is open on all days and the entry is free.
This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Panama City, Panama within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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