City of Knowledge

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A complete offer of services

City of KnowledgeOne hundred twenty hectares and more than two hundred buildings at the former Clayton U.S. military base now harbor a thriving international community where entrepreneurial, academic, scientific, and cultural collaboration seeks to forge a more humane and sustainable development based on knowledge.

City of Knowledge offers its guests and visitors a unique experience at the region’s most prestigious educational complex –the site of a renowned program of academic, scientific, entrepreneurial, and cultural activities.

In addition, City of Knowledge offers both a tranquil and stimulating environment, envisioned to foster innovation, creativity, and learning in tune with a natural and landscaped setting, where sustainable urbanism and avant-garde architecture coexist with the preservation of the area’s historic heritage.

Its green areas are yet another attraction for visitors, much like its recreational complex, which features sports courts, swimming pool, gym, and other facilities.

City of Knowledge

Convention Center and Classrooms

City of Knowledge features a complete offer of facilities and services for the organization of institutional or corporate events. This includes an ample auditorium, theater, multiple classrooms, venues for meetings, and videoconference halls, all of which are furnished and equipped with audiovisual technology.

El Ateneo - City of Knowledge's theater
“El Ateneo” has all the necessary amenities for the organization of events.


The “Ateneo” offers a year-long, varied program of artistic, scientific, and academic activities. With its historic architecture, impeccable acoustics and state-of-the-art technology. The facility is ideal for events such as concerts, graduations, conferences, congresses, and film presentations, among others.

External view of La Plaza
External view of La Plaza.

The Plaza

The Plaza is the main meeting point of the City of Knowledge’s community. In addition to its open architecture, the facility includes a varied offer of services, such as restaurant, cafeterias bakery, delicatessen, bank, library, art gallery, travel agency, beauty salon, bike rental, dry cleaner, clinic, and drug store.

La Plaza is the main meeting place of  City of Knowledge
La Plaza is the main meeting place of City of Knowledge.
External and internal view of the City of Knowledge accommodation complex, ideal for those who organize and attend congresses and events.
External and internal view of the City of Knowledge accommodation complex, ideal for those who organize and attend congresses and events.

Lodging Complex

The complex is ideal for those who organize and attend congresses and other events in the City of Knowledge, as well as for the temporary stays of students, faculty members, and professionals engaged in consultancy or research activities.

Internal view of the City of Knowledge accommodation complexIt features single, double, and triple bedrooms equipped with air conditioning, hot water, cable TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, balconies offering views of interior gardens, housekeeping services, and safes, etc. Other amenities include shared kitchenettes on each floor, lobbies, laundry, and all the campus’ facilities.

Location and accessibility

City of Knowledge is strategically located facing the Panama Canal, a few minutes away from downtown Panama City and its Old Quarter. City of Knowledge’s bus transfer terminal connects the campus with the Metro Bus network, which provides a direct route to and from Albrook’s Gran Terminal de Transporte, which also adjoins Line 1 of the Metro system.

Panama Canal Visitor’s Center (Miraflores) . ………………..2.2 Km
Marcos A. Gelabert Airport (domestic flights) . …………6.2 Km
Albrook Mall & Albrook Bus Terminal . …………………….6.6 Km
Old Quarter . ……………………10 Km
Banking Distric . …………..11.5 Km
Biomuseo (at Amador) . ……13 Km

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