Mi Pueblito

Mi Pueblito, meaning My Little Village, is a crossroads of the prevailing customs and traditions in our country. In one place, you can step inside a typical Afro-Caribbean, peasant, or Indian house that showcases the main characteristics of these cultures.

Peasant culture is shown in the colorful replica of our countryside village's streets and wooden, mud, and tile-roofed houses with Creole accents. The attractions in this area are the famous Pollera Museum, a barbershop, a countryside dwelling, a peasant home, and traditional Panamanian restaurants.

Afro-Caribbean culture brings us back to the era of the construction of the Panama Canal and shows us the homes of this group of immigrants who came to work on the canal. The most famous replication of their wooden dwellings is Müller House, once located in Calidonia and an icon of the city.

Indian culture is represented by the distinct house construction styles of our country's indigenous groups. Both the Gunas and Ngäbe Buglé usually build directly on the ground with palm-thatched roofs and bamboo floors. In contrast, the homes of the Emberá Wounaan are raised on stilts and wallless, though they also have thatched roofing and bamboo flooring.

Location

Mi Pueblito is located at the entrance to Panama City on the slopes of Ancón Hill.

Mi Pueblito is conveniently open from 9:00 am. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday, so that you can have an enriching and historic outing whenever you want. The cost of admission is $2.00 for adults, $5.00 for foreign tourists, and just $1.00 for students and senior citizens.

Features of Mi Pueblito

  • My Little Afro-Caribbean Village
  • My Little Peasant Village
  • My Little Indian Village