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“Gives Good Context to the Ruins” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Panama Viejo

Museo Panama Viejo
Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
(+507) 226-8915
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Ranked #25 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Museums
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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Gives Good Context to the Ruins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

You'll get a better historical flavor for the ruins, the visit/entry to which is included with the museo admit price, if you browse the museo first. Some really neat artifacts in there!

Visited July 2013
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Santiago
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Not that interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The museum at the Mraflores lock is much, much better. This one overwhelms with plenty of written information difficult to digest, and you end losing interest

Visited April 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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“Very good site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you visit the Ruins you can pay for both attractions on one ticket and its worth the visit. If you are short on time, you might want to skip this or do a real quick walk through. The place is not to crowded and air conditioned. 2 story building that you can easily see in less than 30 minutes or take more time if you so desire. The kids loved some of the exhibits of old coins and old artefacts.

Visited April 2013
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Panama City, Panama
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Interesting site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If to understand a bit more the history of the first spanish city on the Pacific Ocean, this place has to be visited, it will be short, as the presentation is modern and nice.

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“A nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I think Panama Viejo isn't so known. I didn't get much informations about the site even there. But we insisted going and it really worth!! The site is huge and the some ruins are very preserved. There are some informations close to each construction to give an idea of the use or purpose of the construction before the fire. The museum is also instructive and organized.

Visited February 2013
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