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Address: Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
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A quick visit

This was our first stop on our tour of Panama City and it was a fleeting visit I normally like to take my time in museums but we were limited to 45 minutes which was just enough... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stop on our tour of Panama City and it was a fleeting visit I normally like to take my time in museums but we were limited to 45 minutes which was just enough time. There is lots of information on charts as well as floor displays of flags, canons and canon balls, I managed to take... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey for walking around on your own. The small museum was worth a fee. Interesting history and the art you can purchase in the artist area is amazing.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

There is not much to see at the museum and information is not enough either. I suggest you go straight to the ruins for a walk-around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

While I understand some Spanish and there is some English Translation, we felt that it should have more translation to be able to understand what happened. It is situated about 1.5 km we were told from the entrance and they do run a train shuttle. The walk back was very pleasant and gave us time to see the old ruins... More 

Thank canadianinriyadh
The Valley, Anguilla
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

If you're pressed for time, simply head straight for the Ruins mainly because this Museum is in a small space and there are limited artifacts plus everything is in Spanish. When first walking towards the entrance, there are several Statues depicting Panamanian Historical figures.

Thank MissBonafide
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Just avoid this place. Nothing really interesting and the only artefacts on displays are the poor quality pictures with the Spanish introductions. If you not desperate just skip it and go for the ruins.

Thank M M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Ruins and the area are cool if you're interested in history. 12$ entrance is a bit much but with student price it was well worth the money. Also the bus route to Panama Viejo is nice because you can see some local life during the ride.

Thank Reijonens
Bakersfield, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I visited here as part of a tour. It was difficult to hear and understand our guide. Basically, felt it was a waste of time and would have just preferred to go straight to the ruins. Most info presented was in Spanish so even though we couldn't hear/understand our guide we still could not read what was going on.

Thank justME1963
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Interesting archaeological finds from the work done at the ruins on display. However most of the info is in Spanish, some is in English. It helps get an idea of the layout and phases of the building and destruction of the original Panama City. Not shop or cafe which is disappointing as the bus ride from the city is not... More 

Thank Guillods
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The museum had some interesting parts but was overall small and somewhat underwhelming. The ruins/park are fantastic and I would recommend dedicating your time and money to exploring the ruins instead

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