Visit the Commemorative Hall of the VII Summit of the Americas for free
Located in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hall is an important reminder of the amphictyonic role of the Panamanian nation
The VII Summit of the Americas, held in Panama City between April 10 and 11, 2015, has been one of the most important meetings in the history of the continent, in addition to the value of the Summit itself, the Panamanian nation, historically recognized as a country of dialogue and consensus, honored its amphictyonic spirit by establishing, as the only condition for the realization of this event the participation of Cuba, this being the first time the 35 OAS member countries were represented since the first edition of this regional event in 1994.
After this important continental event, the creation of an Amphictyonic Museum of Panama in the Centuries was agreed, which was inaugurated with the Commemorative Room of the VII Summit of the Americas located in the facilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama, specifically in the Francisco Javier Junguito Pavilion, a structure that during its history served as headquarters for public, private schools and the Saint Phillip University Center. After remodeling, it opened its doors on March 30, 2017, which expands the scenario of the Bolivar Palace.
The Memorial Hall houses the history of the six previous summits in chronological order, where each one shows the importance for the development and union of the continent. With an interactive organization, it offers a sample of the most important meetings and events of the VII Summit. Without a doubt, the most iconic moment that marked a milestone in the continent, was the meeting of the President of the United States, Barack Obama and the President of Cuba, Raúl Castro, given that such an encounter had not taken place since 1956, when the President Dwight Eisenhower held a meeting with General Fulgencio Batista, which also took place in Panama.
The guided visit to the Monumental and Patrimonial Complex of the Bolivar Palace can be requested, free of charge, through an online form available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic. The necessary information can be found in the following link.