This small but vivid collection of 220 religious art pieces is housed in the old Santo Domingo convent, famous for the Arco Chato. The religious pieces are the last vestiges from the height of colonial baroque art in the Americas. Within this irregular but beautiful collection the visitor can find delicate wooden polychromatic sculptures, oil paintings on metal and leather, chalices, and church bells sent from as far away as Sevilla, Lima, and Mexico. Just like the ruins of the church, the pieces here date from the late 17th century to early 18th century. It is worth noting that the colonial baroque altar at the back of the museum was bathed in gold in the 1930s by an anonymous devotee. You'll need about 20 minutes or less to see everything here.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Museo de Arte Religioso ColonialLocals have answered 15 questions about Panama City.
Ask Panama City Locals about Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial
- Recommended 2010
- tel: 501-4127
- Calle 3 y Avenida A, en el corregimiento de San Felipe
- Av. A at Calle 3a, Casco Viejo
- Panama City
- Tues-Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 1-5pm
- No Sweat
- User Rating