Panama's monuments and archaeological sites represent over 10 thousand years of the country's history, with cultural features from the four continents that intermix to form just one.
Typical Panamanian handicrafts can be divided into pre-Columbian or pre-Hispanic crafts and those introduced by the Spanish conquistadors.
For mountain lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and campers, the perfect place indeed exists. It is at San Carlos Lagoon, located 800 meters above sea level and about two hours from Panama City. It is not natural but a man-made lagoon, formed on the slopes of Picacho Hill (1,182 m).
The Panama Canal Museum, popularly known as simply the Canal Museum, is a public, non-profit museum dedicated to preserving, researching, and disseminating the testimonies of the history of the Panama Canal. The museum is situated on the Plaza de la Independencia in the township of San Felipe, part of Panama City's Old Town district. The idea for the museum was conceived in 1996. Its board of trustees decided to rehabilitate the building, which dated to 1874, and opened the renovated museum on September 9, 1997, to celebrate the Universal Congress on the Panama Canal.