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Panama La Vieja

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #18 of 58 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately, we assumed a tourist place would be open until at least 5:00. Right? Nope. 3 frickin' 30. Seriously? So our fault for not checking the time, but you probably have since you're looking up reviews of the place which we didn't. So we showed up at 3:10 and had very little time to show the kids the place. So... More

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Denver, Colorado
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51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We visited this site as part of a tour that included Casco Viejo aka Casco Antiguo. They have a small, but interesting museum that you can visit first which shows the assumed layout of the city and displays pre-Colombian pottery found here. A short drive away is the site itself, which is like a big park. The most intact structures... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Stayed in Casco Viejo in a private apartment. Beautiful old city, walking around was beautiful and at night even better..A must visit for all if in Panama.

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Palm Springs, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The ruins are beautiful, but it depends on the weather. The main site is a long walk from the visitor center, but it depends on how much time and energy you have. I like ruins, and the sense of history but it really depends if you this sort of thing interesting.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

the streets very clean, nice very well preserved buildings!!! we walked in front of the Presidential house and took awesome pictures...

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Boyds, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went to Panama Vieja with our cousins and another couple who traveled with us. I was so surprised to see how much restoration had taken place. We loved going up to the top of the tower for the spectacular view of the coast line all the way to The Causeway and Ancon Hill. You could easily see in all... More

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Dominican Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Its a nice place to visit, walk around and take pictures. Maybe you should think about it if its too hot or rainy cause its an open space. You can see squirrels running and playing on the trees and they have huge trees there.

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Loved seeing this. I understand they have private events hosted at this location which are spectacular at night!

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New Hampshire
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18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It was a weird juxtaposition to see the restored buildings next to ones that have only the outside walls standing. Some guide mention that it could be a little dangerous to walk around there. I did not feel that at all. I felt very safe and people were very nice.

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boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

When we hear "ancient", we tend to think like Colosseum or London Tower ... Well, this was built in late 17th century ... and there is nothing left from it by now but ruins. Just some walls here and there, a few structures, a restored tower with an observation deck. It's worth a look I guess, but not too exciting.... More

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