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El Arco Chato, Panama City

Categories: Ruins, Churches, Tourist Spots
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  • Ruins of colonization. Is well preserved and with limitations on public access. When, a little church is open to visitors.
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  • What is popularly known as flattened arches, is part of what at the time was the convent of Santo Domingo, in the old town of the city of Panama. What remains is the shell of a church, this consolidated and sometimes are used as frame of events, etc. Legend has it that the builders of the Panama Canal to see this ruin at the time understood that they could build the Canal since given what was architecture, its status was an indication that there was no seismic activity in this place.
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  • This "flat" arch is the main reason that Panama was chosen over Nicaragua for the site of the Canal. Purported to have survived without being toppled by Nicaraguan style earthquakes, the arch ironical...  read more »
  • This place is free to visit. A historic arch.
  • Historic arch that's free to visit!
  • Pleasant space for events. But it works more during the day. Avoid making nights events.
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  • The flat arch built to withstand the wooden choir of the convent of Santo Domingo, which was built in 1678, and one of the first to be founded in the new city. It was ravaged by two fires in the 17TH century, which collapsed the tower and the Interior. Nevertheless managed to maintain the walls and arches, in particular, flat arc returning to relevance in 20th century, to the time of the construction of the canal, since its arco chato served as example of the seismic stability of which enjoyed the isthmus.
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  • It takes relevance to the time of the construction of the canal, its arco chato served as example of seismic stability. Currently are the ruins of the facade and the internal arches and a chapel. A visit to consider for the old part of Panama.
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