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Panama La Vieja

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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Description: Panamá Laa Vieja es el nombre que recibe el sitio arqueológico donde...
Panamá Laa Vieja es el nombre que recibe el sitio arqueológico donde estuvo ubicada la Ciudad de Panamá en su primera fundación en elsiglo XVI.
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Old ruins at Panama La Vieja

Interesting attraction with oldest ruins in Panama from the Spanish. It is accessible with Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Buses and local buses : go visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP

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Sao Paulo, SP
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting attraction with oldest ruins in Panama from the Spanish. It is accessible with Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Buses and local buses : go visit!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our time here. We browsed the museum exhibits first. Only a few of the signs were in English, but we managed to learn a lot. Then we walked down the long footpath, stopping to see several of the ruins. At the end is a tower with steps and great views once you reach the top. Along the... More 

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Lake Garda, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great neighbourhood that will give you a sense of the real life in Panama City. Very colorful but also a bit dodgy in some areas. All in all, a must see :)

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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65 attraction reviews
1,375 helpful votes 1,375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

extremely well restructured, always lively and with plenty of shops and restaurants, this is un unmissable part of the city.

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Ismailia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Panama La Vieja is the old city of Panama, which was discovered by Spain through Balboa. The area has a museum, and the old city itself. The museum will cost you 8$ as foreigner, and it's not worth unless you are interested to know information about the history of Panama. It's better to have visit to the historical area itself,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is the site where the Spanish set up camp in founding the capital of Panama before it got ransacked by Captain Henry Morgan. The place is of course, in ruins, but what's left of it is worth a good 45-minute stroll. Six years ago when I was here, there were no English signs. Now there are plenty, including signs... More 

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Checked out the ruins to learn more of Panama's history. View from tower is worth the trip. Best part was encountering students learning English. We interviewed them and they interviewed us. Cool travel story. Would highly encourage you to book trip for city tour and old Panama with PBA Holdings and request Miguel. He made the trip perfect with special... More 

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Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Old town is simply beautiful in its arcitecture and it's sights. I strolled around and enjoyed the different views.

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Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We walked through the old Panama and looked a where the 7 missions stood and then we went though New City and were able to find where all of them relocated. Plus there are great little restaurants and shops to check out.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was dissapointed not much to see, also there were tons of mosquitoes, I was afraid to get sick since you can get chikunguya if one of the infected mosquitoes bite you. The place is nice to take a couple of pictures, but that's about it.

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Address: Address: Panama City, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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