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Panama La Vieja

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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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Iconic Panama place!

This is a must visit also, some ruins from Panama first city, its very destroyed but still have a lot of culture to deliver. You have to pay an admission fee but still is worthed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful area to walk through...just imagine Henry Morgan coming through here and you get the idea how old it is and how much history it has. What I do love are the huge ficus trees loaded with orchids...these trees are around 500 years old! We live here in Panama and go often as the old parts remaining are wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit also, some ruins from Panama first city, its very destroyed but still have a lot of culture to deliver. You have to pay an admission fee but still is worthed. Is a bit boring but its good to be in a city destroyed by pirates!

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Adana, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see the ruins but a long taxi ride and not much to see. Museum is mostly in Spanish. Crafts next door were fun.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went straight there from the airport. Great views but apart from the old buildings not much else there. The lady at ticket booth tried to rip us off by charging us for one more ticket than requested and then shutting the window . When we returned to point out the 'mistake' she threw her hands in the air and shouted... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Informative and impressive for North America. Ruins were very impressive and lots of history and legends.

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Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you go to the Historic ruins early in the morning it will be cooler and less crowds. Here you will learn about and see the remains of the first settlement known as Panama that was totally destroyed.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

THIS is where my friend had her welcome dinner for her wedding. It was beautiful. The dance floor was in the old church. Such a charming place!

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Memphis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

These ruins date back to the 1550s. Our tour guide called the area Casco Antinguo. There is much history here. There is also a great view from the tower. We were fascinated with the juxtaposition of Casco Antiquo and the modern downtown of Panama City easily seen from the tower.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Panama Viejo was built 1519 by Pedro Arias de Ávila but first man who was standing by Pacific Ocean in this place was Vasco Núňez Balboa. He was hero but despite that Ávila executed Balboa. Maybe pirate captain Morgan who was destroyed Panama Viejo in 1671, maybe he was in jure. When you walk among monumental ruins of Panama Viejo... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I didn't expect that many ruins. La Vieja is pretty big! Definitely worth a visit, especially because of the views from the tower.

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