Palacio de las Garzas, Panama City

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The Palacio de las Garzas is the governmental office and residence of the President of Panama. It receives its name because of herons roamming freely in the courtyard. The herons were first brought to the building in 1922, by former president Belisario Porras, at the suggestion of friend and famed Panamanian poet Ricardo Miro.HistoryThe building is located in Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, which was built after the first settlement was destroyed just prior and during the sacking by pirate Henry Morgan. It was built in 1673 and has undergone many changes through the years. Initially, it was used as a home for the Spanish governor, as a royal winery, as a warehouse, and as both customs and National Bank's headquarters.The new presidential house replaced the old customs offices on January 19, 1885. The remodeling works included the addition of a new room for official events in the upper level, along with other rooms to be used by the president and his family members. A Colombian artist, Epifanio Garay, was in charged of painting the portraits of all presidents since 1855.The current Palacio de las Garzas was officially inaugurated on August 3, 1923. However, it was not until 1938 that it was acquired totally when the National Bank moved to its new headquarters located at Central Avenue. This transaction was in process since 1936 through an exchange with the Panamanian State.
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  • Where to find the President of Panama and the Committee of Deputies and at the same time offers a story on the building which gives the famous building, which is highly recommended
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  • An interesting trip. The Palace is beautiful and has enough history. Unfortunately the day of my visit several salons were in remodeling, so we could not see much.
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  • It really is a beautiful place to visit. Herons are authentic and are alive. An amazing residence
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  • Main office of the President. Beautiful building enriched with details of art and national culture through the years. Worthy of a guided tour.
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  • Call and I had only espersndo attends central do not give solution or even the Executive secretsria deigns co test. Twnwmos a serious problem I wanted to ver.si the President gives direct order or pars does something that the IDDAN put water or repair el.problema from the day June 7 the Urb. BELMONTE TWNEMOS water is not called the 31Q and they give no en this is already too NO I BELIEVE ONLY IN ALL PANAMA HAVE A PARS RETROCABADORA FIX THE PROBLEM. IF YOU READ THIS MESSAGE PLEASE DO SOMETHING.
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  • The Presidential Palace, as well as many other public and private buildings in the area, this beautifully restored constituting a Rico patrimonio shops. Visit historic site which all arriving the Panamanian capital.
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  • Beautiful place one of my favorites to walk and admire from all over Panama. Lots of history in the streets from there...
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  • Super beautiful
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