Main Square

  • Main square of old Panama City
  • Centre of various social, religious, economic, political and cultural activities, including bullfights
  • Slightly irregular shape, measuring about 69 x 57 meters (smaller than you see today
  • For a city of the rank of Panama the Plaza Mayor was relatively small
  • By 1600 the north side was expanded, gaining about 500 square meters in that direction
  • The cathedral and cabildo are on the eastern side of the square, on the other three sides there were houses with portals


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