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All reviews european settlement bring water on display nice place to visit worth a visit the pacific ocean few hours old city tower pirate museum descriptive history destruction model panama morgan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins are cool. The museum is nice. But it is a bit pricey for what you see. Add in two Uber rides and lots of traffic, I'd only visit if you have nothing else to do as there are other ruins in casco viejo....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours exploring the grounds. Very cool to see the ruins still standing and great to see the restoration in progress so that everyone can continue to enjoy this site. It was well worth the trip. Plan to bring water as there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

The Panama Viejo site is a great spot to stop while in Panama City! They have done a fabulous job preserving the area and keeping it easily accessible and walkable. The museum is also a nice place to check out with lots of information on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank karlyt2019
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Panama Viejo is a hidden treasure, the ruins of an entire town including the tower of the cathedral which you can climb for a fantastic view from all four directions. Go early in the morning (before it gets too hot) to enjoy walking outside among...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank S W
Reviewed February 8, 2019

I’m really glad that I saw the building. The “tour” is with an automated system and I really missed the personal connection. I love museums, but this one left a lot to be desired. Since it was on the last day of our tour of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Happywintertraveller
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We actually came to Panama Viejo to explore the ruins and just happened upon this museum. We took Uber here from our hotel and grabbed a taxi across the street for our return. We paid $15 at the kiosk and were directed to one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank here2help
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

On Jan 2nd 2019 I visited this museum, as the MAC - Museum of Contemporary Art was closed due to renovations (will open again 17 Jan 2019). -Price - Quality 2** from 5***** -Archeological Quality 4**** from 5***** -Family friendly: Yes -Accessible for less mobile:...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RMDTraveller
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Interesting reading the mix of reviews. I loved the museum, thought it was world class. I learned a lot, from why the "pirate" Henry Morgan was Sir HM, knighted by the English crown, to that there was a woman crucified on a cross, Saint Librada...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank weavingfutures
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

A really beautiful place, with amazing views and safe parking. Great with kids or just adults. You see a lot of Panama historic buildings contrasting with the new sky scrapers and the ocean. You can walk or take the train from site to site and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MaGaby30
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Panamá Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific Ocean, founded by Pedrarias in 1519, is worth a visit of a couple of hours. There is still plenty to see, despite the destruction wrought by Captain Henry Morgan in 1671. La Iglesia y Convento de...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joseph S
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WenWen O
December 30, 2016|
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Just walk it. No tour guide need it. Grab a taxi to get there