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Panama La Vieja

Address: Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #13 of 66 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Panamá Laa Vieja es el nombre que recibe el sitio arqueológico donde estuvo ubicada la Ciudad de...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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las vegas, nv, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This 500 year old site of the 1st Spanish city on the Pacific is pretty amazing. They have been able to excavate quit a bit! I recommend reading about it 1st at the unesco.com site. That's why I do not give it 5 stars, the flyer and plaques at the monuments don't give much info. The museum is good and... More 

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monsey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to see here. Maybe if you had a tour guide it might be worth it. We spent an hour there and felt it was a waist of time.

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parisf
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196 reviews 196 reviews
125 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a quick walk through La Vieja Panama as we were on a tour. The tour bus dropped us off close by the San Jose church and we walked our way down to the Plaza Mayor. Our tour guide kept prompting us to stay together for safety reasons and not to stop and purchase any of the street vendors... More 

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boston
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was fun. Very interesting old area of the city. Lots of restaurants and bars. The president of panama lives there. Lots of Panamanians make this an authentic experience. Safe for all. Have fun.

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A well-maintained preservation of the first community settlement by Europeans in this part of the world. Easy to negotiate with modern accoutrements. Continuing archeological explaration is observable. Good site for photographs of the surrounding city. Plenty of parking; easy access by bus.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As ruins go, this isn't the best, but it is still a historic part of Panama's history and should not be missed. Budget 1.5 to 2 hours for a visit here.

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south carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place is AMAZING. Go on a Sunday and just stroll through the narrow streets visiting the shops and taking pictures. You won't be disappointed.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The walk around the ruin area was interesting, The display signs were mostly in Spanish but there was usually a paragraph at the bottom in English. Gravel walkways a little hard to walk on but not too bad. Clean area, went across the street and got some GREAT roasted chicken from the little stall.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

should have gone early in the morning. its a long walk,especially if its hot. their is a muse., which does not have air conditioning. a craft store, and of course the ruins. the pricing to visit this attraction is confusing. best to view the ruins in the early hours and paid whatever is the going rate for the day

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canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Some of the foundations and towers built by the original explorers remain. There is no better way to hear about the exploits of the explorers than to see how they sought to found and protect their interests. You need a guide.

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