Parque Belisario Porras
Though it’s not worth a special trip, those staying in Calidonia who need a little open space can visit Parque Belisario Porras, between Calle 33 Este and Calle 34 Este and Avenida Perú and Avenida Cuba. It’s an austere, formal plaza with a monument to Porras, thrice president of Panama and one of its founding fathers, looking rather dapper and jaunty.
The plaza is surrounded by attractive old buildings, housing various government offices and the Spanish embassy. A line of kiosks serve greasy fast food to office workers on Avenida Perú near Calle 35, next to the Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas.
© William Friar from Moon Panama, 3rd Edition