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Panama La Vieja

Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (21 reviews)
“original city” (22 reviews)
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Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
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"bell tower"
in 21 reviews
"original city"
in 22 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 13 reviews
"cathedral tower"
in 14 reviews
"henry morgan"
in 23 reviews
"spanish settlement"
in 8 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"bring water"
in 9 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"lots of history"
in 9 reviews
"old town"
in 23 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"two hours"
in 8 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"pirates"
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"panama"
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is not advertised or promoted well, but it is a true treasure. This is a large archeological site with a museum and welcome centre. A shuttle bus is available to take you around the site, but it is also walkable if you take...More

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place offers visitors to take a look at historical old Panama. The views from the old cathedral are beautiful.

Thank oksana568
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to walk around & visit after visiting the museum. Impressive ruins & beautiful walkway trails. Bring lots of water & shade your head.

Thank D5630OSamym
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful ruins, nice museum and you can walk or take a car to tour around. Done in two hours or less

Thank Astrid W
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Our first stop on our tour of Panama was a walking and riding tour of Panama La Vieja, the city founded by the Spanish in 1519, as a gateway for gold from the Inca Empire. It proved to be an excellent introduction to Panama City...More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon and spent a couple of hours here. $15 to get into two museums and a free shuttle car between the two museums. The museum at the Plaza Mayor was comprehensive, well put together and bilingual (Spanish and English). The...More

1  Thank Marie A
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Ruins in the Old Town reveals the rich history. The differences in new Panama City and the Old Town offer fantastic scenery!

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This and the old town are Panama city’s main highlights. It hosts a beautiful museum (better than the newer biomuseum) and the ruins are well taken care of and supported with info. Somehow people seem to ignore this and head straight to the old town.

Thank Manuel a
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by Panama Vieja. I was expecting it to be a small place but it was a pretty sizeable area. I enjoyed the museum and view of Panama from the bell tower.

Thank kait1yn
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

A really interesting area to visit - the last remaining part of the original old city; fantastic to climb up the bell tower and see the views out over the modern metropolis that Panama City has become...!

Thank AndrewClareFred
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Jenna_Bear57
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
So sorry to hear this. The ruins are enclosed by a very poor neighbourhood, so yes, after you see the sight, the best thing to do ,is to leave by car. The ruins do ave a lot of security. I was there yesterday.
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Richard G
January 25, 2016|
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Response from goldmann |
No. Take a look on their website panamaviejo org
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Mult0bene
March 2, 2015|
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Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
No metro there.
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