House of Panama

The House of Panama is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that presents the traditions, music and culture of the Republic of Panama.


La ciudad de San Diego fue el primer puerto importante de escala para los barcos que pasaban por el Canal de Panamá cuando se inauguró en 1915. Balboa Park es uno de los principales destinos de San Diego. Se llama "Balboa" porque el explorador Vasco Núñez de Balboa fue el primer europeo en cruzar el Istmo de Panamá hasta el Océano Pacífico y el Parque ofrecía una amplia vista del Océano Pacífico.
In 1915, the City of San Diego hosted a Panama-California International Exposition to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. San Diego was the first major port of call for ships passing through the newly opened Panama Canal.


House of Panama Opens in Balboa Park After 7 Years of Dedicated Volunteer Work (Times of San Diego) August 14, 2022
Balboa Park welcomes international neighbors (San Diego Union Tribune) August 31, 2021
The new International Cottages in Balboa Park are completed! (Cool San Diego Sights) July 16, 2021
Why Is Panama City San Diego's Newest Sister City? (NBC San Diego) May 17, 2019
Cancillería apoya construcción de Museo de Panamá en San Diego, California (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) May 18, 2017
Making way for 9 new cottages (San Diego Union-Tribune) November 20, 2016
Feature Article April 4, 2016
Panama vows to build house in Balboa Park (San Diego Union-Tribune) July 22, 2015
San Diego's famous Balboa Park hits the century mark (Deseret News) July 17, 2015
House of Pacific Relations looking to expand with new cottages (The Daily Transcript) January 28, 2015
Habrá Cottages nuevo en Balboa Park - VidaLatina San Diego published an article highlighting the new cottages that will be built January 19, 2015
The House of Panama (La Casa de Panamá) Featured (Afro Latina Magazine) August 10, 2014
Un Pedacito de Panamá en San Diego (Ellas) Marzo 14, 2014
Panama coming to Balboa Park in 2015? ((San Diego Union-Tribune) October 31, 2012



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