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Karavan Gallery

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Address: Calle 3, between Avenida A & Central | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 228-5161
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Beautiful details for decoration, and more

Stop by this friendly, and unique store in Casco Viejo full of beautiful details for your home or apartment, love it very much.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Touted as a great gallery with local crafts, this shop has interesting pieces but very little stock. There are better shops in Casco Viejo with more interesting items (eg-La Reprosa)

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stop by this friendly, and unique store in Casco Viejo full of beautiful details for your home or apartment, love it very much.

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Fircrest, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Some of the best original Kuna Yala embroidery and other handicrafts you can find in Panama City.They also have some African art and craftds with unique designs. We read about this place in several gjuide books before we left. The store did not disappoint.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Excellent selection of Panama's quintessential crafts. Good quality. While I was there, they were negotiating with two Indian women over their molas and the conversation seemed respectful and congenial. I always worry about exploitation of local craftspeople and Karavan has a good reputation.

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Yamhill, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

After reading good reviews, we made a special effort to go to this shop. The sales person barely said hello. They had a few pillows and a few paintings. One watercolor painting even had mold under the glass. In my opinion, I wouldn't even call it a "gallery". There are many other nicer shops in the area so I wouldn't... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

a really nice Gallery. I really liked allot of there stuff but did not get anything on this trip. If I go back to Panama City I will be sure to stop in here and pick something up. Really nice location.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

We purchased a beautiful painting that reminds us each day of the Casco and Karavan gallery. The boutique had paintings by local artists, and cushion covers and trinkets made by the Kona Indian women dressed up in their beautiful, colorful costumes and intricately beaded hand and footwear.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Not your typical shop catered to tourists, but handmade, authentic, beautiful crafts. Be sure to have the address handy because taxi drivers have no idea what you are talking about if you just give the name of this shop

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

After a month of traveling through Central America looking for authentic, quality hand crafts with soul - I finally found Karavan Gallery. If I could have bought everything in here I would have. Not full of cookie cutter crafts that you see at all the "artisan" stands. Karavan has truly unique, beautiful good at a great range of prices. Many... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

There are lots of places and street markets to buy some the handcrafts of Panama - molas, Embera masks etc but if you want really supurb examples shop here.

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