Casa Góngora

A place of significant beauty in Casco Viejo / San Felipe / Casco Antiguo is the 17th century home of Paul Góngora Caceres, known as Casa Góngora. The house was originally constructed in 1760 and was restored in 1998-99. During the renovation, much of the original woodworking from the 17th century, including ornate doors, balconies and armor, was all kept in their original nature. The home is now owned by the government of Panama and it is the site of regular artist exhibitions featuring prominent Panamanian artists.

It is located at Calle 4 & Avenida Central and is open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. It has widely been called one of the ONLY 100% authentic Spanish colonial architecture and building. The Olga Sinclair foundation runs the day to day operations. If you plan to visit, check out the café located in the downstairs area. It’s a wonderful little lunch setting if you have some time, and we hear that the paella is amazing on Thursdays!

Casa Góngora is just steps away from Magnolia Inn in Casco Viejo, a luxury boutique hotel and hostel in Panama City, Panama. In addition to being one of the best reviewed hotels and hostels in Casco Viejo by Trip Advisor, Booking.com and Hostel Word, Magnolia Inn is conveniently located near a variety of attractions. In Panama City, these include:

In Casco Viejo, these include: