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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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Get there early before the crowds. A great perspective on old and new Panama living side by side. Take your time and explore all the site has to offer. If you want to do it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

These are the ruins of Old Panama City that was sacked by Henry Morgan in 1671. The area was deemed too vulnerable to future attack and the settlement moved to the west. The bell tower has a staircase inside that is easily climbed and the views of Panama City from here are well worth the climb.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The original city of Panama that Captain Morgan (of rum fame) sacked. There are ongoing archeological digs here. On the day I was there, it was pouring down rain and everything was tented up. It is my understanding that there are volunteer opportunities to help in these digs, but I had no chance to confirm that. It's a very short... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Same typical ruins as any other area of Latin America, but if you have never seen ruins before you should definitely check it out. BEWARE OF BUGS! While wandering through part of the ruins we were attacked by something similar to a mosquito but that stung aggressively for a couple of hours and I still have bite marks on my... More 

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Rotherham UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Get there early before the crowds. A great perspective on old and new Panama living side by side. Take your time and explore all the site has to offer. If you want to do it properly allow a couple of hours for your visit.

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mille-isles, qc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We didn't do the tour but were birding and found many, many species in this area. The area was within easy walking distance from our hotel but we also noticed that there were many buses heading to Panama Vieja. Get there fairly early in the morning as the sun gets a bit overwhelming later on and there are a lot... More 

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Rocky Point, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a nice place to visit to see the real history of panama city. Only a couple of the buildings are still fairly in tack. The view from the tower overlooking the city is very photographic. A taxi can get you here for 5-10 dollars from most parts of the new city. We walked most of the way and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Also know as the Old City, yes, this is immensely important part of the city, for that it is where the city started historically. I am not a historian, but today it is nothing but ill-maintained ruins of the old city. I expected to see at least some preserved/restored parts of the city that would show how the city (houses/rooms/roads/etc)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This unesco part of town has very nice buildings, some of wich are beautifully restored. However, as a photographer I was put of by all the huge SUV's that were paerked in front of just about everything. Ban cars from Unesco heritage !

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ontario,canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

DON"T GO ON A MONDAY. It is the only day that it is closed. Therefore, we looked at the buildings through the fence and did not get to walk through. Thank God this was made a Unesco site before they lost all of the old architecture. It would have been a great place to get some photos.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful place historic one of the number one areas of panama that tourist loves this place outside of panama city around 30 minutes or less.

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