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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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All reviews audio guide visited this museum casco viejo great museum on display informative museum beautiful building miraflores locks old town well worth the visit two hours visitor center exhibits information construction history canal
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Reviewed today

The canal has an interesting history, but if you don't have a fairly broad understanding of Spanish, you should pass on this museum and go to Miraflores Locks. I was trying to use Google Translate with my phone and was yelled at by several guards...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LeeG51
Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. There are great displays and so very much to see. We got in for a Senior Discount of $5 a person. The history was very well presented, though most of displays were in Spanish, several were also in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TinaFdennis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well this Museum was full of history! I spent 2 hours wondering through the material. Very well put together!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ingrid013
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can read some Spanish so I was not totally lost. But be advised there is no exhibit signage in English. Otherwise this is a very good museum which covers the history of the Isthmas of Panama from pre-Columbian days, the failed French attempt to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 27VMG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well presented story of the Panama Isthmus, the cultures and, of course, the construction of the Canal.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WheezeyFox
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative! Loved the different exhibits. There is a short movie which explains the building of the Canal. Great for people of all ages.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 896lynnettec
Reviewed 6 days ago

Clean bathrooms, top floor almost all in Spanish; middle floor in Spanish & English. Handicap accessible from the street. Elevator inside. If you know a LOT about the canal already, it might be too simple for you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Roena O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of pictures and displays. Only some written commentaries are in English as well as Spanish. We spent a good two hours in air conditioned comfort during the hottest part of the day. Reasonable entrance fee. We learned a great deal about the history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 519SallyG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very, very educative museum. The first part is amazingly interesting with the history of what has happened to the “canal strip” trough the centuries and finally the struggle to build the canal (and the political “battle” of the counties involved: France, USA, Panama & Colombia)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the Miraflores locks we took a few hours to really get to hear and see the history of the Canal. Get the audio guide. Even if you have to get a new charged unit a few times ( they have battery issues -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Laurie R
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.