La Compañía de Jesús

The company of Jesus was run by the order of the Jesuits, this beautiful complex is composed of the church and the convent, its architectural composition highlights numerous snail-shaped niches, which in turn represents the marine wealth of Panama. The first University of the Republic of Panama “La Real y Pontificia Universidad de San Javier” worked here, it was founded in 1749 thanks to the help received from the Bishop of Panama Francisco Javier de la Luna Victoria y Castro, the site worked until 1767, when the order was expelled from all Spanish lands.


Hours of operation: 7:00 am / 7:00 pm

Free entry

Approximate visit time: from 30 minutes onwards

■ We recommend visiting with fresh clothing

■ Use sunscreen

■ Wear a hat

Text: Denis Alfonso Couto Ríos.

Para visitar recomendamos contactar algún tour operador, taxi de turismo ubicado en los hoteles de la ciudad, taxis de color amarillo

  • Sitio para sección fotográfica
  • Turismo religioso e histórico
  • Arquitectura colonial
  • Descubra los aportes de los Jesuitas en Panamá.

Le recomendamos visitar durante todo el año, especialmente durante Semana Santa.

  • Restaurantes cercanos
  • Tiendas de artesanías cercanas
  • Museo del Canal Interoceánico ( a pocos pasos de distancia)