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Panama La Vieja

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #17 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This review is about panama la Vieja, not Casco Viejo (aka Casco Antiguo). It's easy to confuse the two. The site is the original location of the city built by the Spanish before it was sacked. Many building ruins still stand along the tidal shore and it's a pleasant place to stroll about. There is a museum that provides a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum was okay and there are not really many ruins left. I guess I expected something like the San Antonio Missions in Texas, but unfortunately there are not many ruins left. But the real thing to do here is to go shopping at the Artisan Mall on the same property. These are people are design and make their own... More

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lugano
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Bult at the beginning of the 16th Century, you can now visit the ruins of what was the first construction of the City of Panama.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I loved the museum. There is a mix between the old and the new, you can get there from the albrook subway station and take a metrobus saying albrook - panama viejo-costa del este, in order to do this you need a card that can be get in the albrook station just with your passport. Cost of trip:0.35 cents. The... More

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great old city. Wonderful architect and all on the ocean. Walk along the walkway and enjoy ocean view, Vendors are low key and not pushy. View the old buildings and patios and lots of great little restaurants and bars to have a beer.

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Toronto, Canadá
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A must see in Panama a very romantic, safe and lovely place to visit. A must see in Panama a very romantic, safe and lovely place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

great place to walk around. You really get a sense of history as you walk around. There are a lot of spots to take pictures.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Unless you want to climb the tower, you can see it by driving by and not paying to go in. There is not a lot to see or read about.

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Chula Vista, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The museum that you go through to get to the ruins has some good information but the ruins themselves are so destroyed that there's not a whole lot to see. The pirates definitely did a good job of taking this area down.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When we went to Panama, we spent a day touring Panama La Vieja, this is were you will find a lot of stores, restaurants and old buildings which are in the process of being rebuilt. It really gives you an idea of what Panama was like in the past.

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