El Arco Chato, Panama City

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#11 of 13 in Historic Sites in Panama City
El Arco Chato is located in Panama City. By using our Panama City planner , you can arrange your visit to El Arco Chato and other attractions in Panama City.
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  • It is one old building which is currently being restored. It is located in the historical district of Panama City. It has no museology, signage or information panels, so it apparently living with a guide is essential here. Anyway is an interesting site.
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  • For someone who likes history is a place you have to go or if the architecture is very interesting and impressive...
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  • When we returned to the city we decided to stay in Casco Viejo and our airBnB was near this site, which turned into a point of reference for us. By staying so near we were able to observe many travele...  more »
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  • Me being a child, it was okay. I wish that there was more information on the artifact though.
  • Good place to take a couple photos but not much else.
  • Step back 340 years into Panama's past to envision monks creating this edifice as part of their missionary work in the New World. Imagine what it must have been like without the experience being tainted by tourist commercialism. For the history buff, this a must-see stop.
  • Good historic place. 2-3 photos, not much else.
  • Really cool not original thought to be built straight arch but seems it's the last thing standing haha

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