• Franciscan friars were among the first settlers in Panamá in the 1520’s
  • Convent established in 1573
  • Church and monastery constructed in 1603
  • One of the largest religious complexes in the city at 5000m² (about 3000m² remain)
  • Housing for about 60 monks
  • Most of the friars were killed rendering aid to the wounded during the pirate attack


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