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Museo Panama Viejo

Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
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+507 226-8915
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"european settlement"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
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"the pacific ocean"
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"tower"
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"history"
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"destruction"
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"model"
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"overview"
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"morgan"
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"archaeological"
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"panama"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Utterly devoid of merit. You can get far more information from the Wikipedia article than the museum and there is nothing but completely unimpressive foundations. Even taking the bus for $0.25 and if the admission was free (it's $15 for foreigners)it's not worth the time....More

Thank jim s
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

There is plenty of history in Panama to be shown here, but it's not. For me, as a Panamanian, this is a very sad visit. However, please come in and help us out pointing any suggestions you might have (authorities will listen to tourists more).

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

This Museum focuses on the early Spanish settlement in Panama and the few remaining souvenirs and ruins that were left after the place was destroyed by British pirates. The Museum is modern and well designed but the contents are few and run of the mill....More

Thank MILOUW
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This is just a nice example of what Panama City has to offer the cultural world. The museum is very quiet, and colorful. As with everything else you see in Panama City, there is much history in this museum and it’s a nice place to...More

Thank Greg W
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

It costs $15 to get into this ruins site. Is it nice to see? Probably. Do you need to visit to know about the history? NO! In the small museum there are some artifacts that are nice to see, and other than the tower the...More

Thank Saby d
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

$15 dollars to get in. Very expensive for a spread out Ruin site. Very boring.....not worth doing unless history is your thing....We walked around about an hour and saw a couple of old ruin walls....Doesn't compare to other sites like Delphi in Greece. Honestly there...More

Thank holter54
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to get to know how panama city was built and its beginning. Great for those who like historic tourism.

Thank monchimomo
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

You can pretty much only get here by taxi. If you take an Uber, be careful with the destination you enter, as there also a city district called Panama Viejo and while it's close, it's across the highway from the ruins. The museum is pretty...More

Thank jeff78538
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

This is a pretty no-frills museum, with no gift shop or cafe, and just one floor of displays. But the admission price is pretty low, so you might as well stop in to take a break from the humidity and get a little background on...More

Thank Matt P
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WenWen O
December 30, 2016|
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Response from Kati P |
Just walk it. No tour guide need it. Grab a taxi to get there
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