Caminos transístmicos y ferias de Panamá, siglos XVI al XVIII

Translated title of the contribution: Transisthmian roads and fairs of Panama, 16-18th century

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This paper analyses the historical process which describes the Isthmus of Panama becoming an essential route and trading post between mining areas of South America and the Iberian Peninsula. The work focuses on the morphology and significance of the transisthmian roads that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The paper also states that the preservation of these paths and roads as elements of cultural heritage is currently of a poor standard, thus requiring systematic rehabilitation work as well as a public awareness campaign among the Panamanian population.
Translated title of the contributionTransisthmian roads and fairs of Panama, 16-18th century
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)260-271
Number of pages12
JournalAnales del Museo de América
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Panama
  • Portobelo
  • Nombre de Dios
  • transisthmian roads
  • fairs
  • Chagres
  • 16-18th centuries


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