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The Town of Pese


[The town of Pese is located at a valley surrounded by several hills.]

The town of Pese is located at a valley surrounded by several hills.


[The most iconic building in town is St. Joseph Church.]

The most iconic building in town is St. Joseph Church.


[Next to the church, there is the main square. Some distinguished locals have been honored with their monuments on the square.]

Next to the church, there is the main square. Some distinguished locals have been honored with their monuments on the square.


[There is another monument honoring the founder of the company that produces Seco Herrerano at Pese.]

There is another monument honoring the founder of the company that produces Seco Herrerano at Pese.


[Many quincha houses are preserved in the town.]

Many quincha houses are preserved in the town.


[There are also many wooden houses, not very common in the region of the country.]

There are also many wooden houses, not very common in the region of the country.


[The town hall is another important building at Pese.]

The town hall is another important building at Pese.


[Almost next door is the local elementary school.]

Almost next door is the local elementary school.


[A firefighter station is another important institution in Pese.]

A firefighter station is another important institution in Pese.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2015-04-19

Pese is a small town in Herrera Province, near the City of Chitre. It is mostly an agricultural region with heavy presence of sugarcane plantations. The most popular alcoholic beverage in Panama, Seco Herrerano, is produced at Pese.

The center of the town has many architectural jewels such as St. Joseph Church and many traditional quincha houses. Locals are very interested in preserving their cultural heritage. This is evident from the passion they show during their traditional yearly celebrations such as Holy Week and the Sugarcane Festival.

We invite you to visit Pese, which is only 20 minutes away from the City of Chitre.


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