It is one of the oldest houses in Panama, the only true colonial house of Casco Viejo. It was built in 1756, after the big fire in Panama City by Captain Paul Gongora of Caceres, a Spanird and engaged in the business of pearls. After his death the house became a property goes of the church. But the house was auctioned and bought by the famous investor Agustín Pérez Arias. In 1995, the house was transferred to the Municipality of Panama. Together with the whole Old Town is a World Heritage Site, according to a statement of UNESCO from 1997.
Casa Góngora is considered one of the most important of historic heritage, significant monument from the period of colonial rule. It is the only house in Casco Viejo, which retains its original architectural values. To take the tour of this historical house it is unique opportunity to see by own eyehall how the life was about in colonial times.
plank doors and windows
metal elements: hinges, nails and rivets
floor of slabs, round stone and pebble
wood beams and soffit
Monday: 8:00 to 16:00
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00
Entracee is free