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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 211-1649
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very Well designed and accesible to all ages. Complete in is scope and coverage of the history, design and construction from the concept to today's enlarged passage. Covering in film and reviews all aspects mentioned. One of the most documented monumental works in human history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was reading some reviews and noticed than some reviewers were able to take pictures… I just took a couple of snapshots in the stairs area and I was chased by one of the guards asking my camera to cancel the images… This building was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whereas at the beginning I was skeptical of this, I was pleasantly surprised. A great history lesson of the origin of the canal, it’s construction and what’s ahead. Worth the trip. It could use a bit more organization. You have to pay attention to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to learn about the history of Panamá and how the canal was made, very complete, in English

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, both civil engineers, had a hard time tearing ourselves away from this good museum about the Panama Canal. I thought it was a little expensive ($10, I think) but then thought it was worth it in the end.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd guess about a third of the content is in English so I know I missed a lot as my Spanish is pretty bad. Still, well done and worthwhile.

Thank Chainplate
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

The main attraction of the hole Panamá. It shows much of the history of the country at the same time is speaks abou the canal.

Thank Tdandrade
Reviewed May 20, 2018

in the middle of the old casco, a nice place, surrounded by places to eat and local artisans, lots of giftshops

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This museum is not large, but gives a very historical detailed explanation of the storied past that happened in developing the vision of a water canal that connected two parts of the world. It gives one hope that governments can eventually cooperate with each other...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Located in Old Town in what was the headquarters for the French attempt at building the canal. The local tourist map refers to the building as “Headquarters of the Failed French Canal.” While the majority of explanations are in Spanish there are usually a small...More

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November 15, 2017|
Response from Fibanez269 | Reviewed this property |
sorry just saw your question. I honestly do not know. We stayed in the old city and were within walking distance. I suggest you email your hotel and they should be able to help.
January 12, 2016|
Response from Barry M |
I saw only a picture of Richard Halliburton's swim in 1928. See wikipedia for more.
June 5, 2015|
Response from jonat1x |
No, but there are many nearby within the Casco Viejo, including Il Carpaccio and Esmeralda, on the opposite side of the square from the museum.