The capital of Herrera Province and the largest town on the Azuero Peninsula, CHITRÉ is a slow-paced market centre studded with colourful discount stores. Other than the market and a museum, there’s not much to see here, but the town is the peninsula’s main transport hub and a good base for exploration. Chitré centres on the bandstand, trees and benches of Parque Unión. The square is flanked on one side by the gleaming-white Catedral San Juan Bautista, with its impressive, vaulted wooden roof and extensive gilded wooden panelling.

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