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“Cool to actually learn history from a local”

Sitio Barriles Museum
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Volcan
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

I mean, you are not going to find a Machu Pichu here in panama, but for some of panamas historical treasures, this might be one of your best options. The tour guide was very informative and you make a donation upon completion. You move along at your own pace and can basically have your tour to yourself if you are the only one there at the moment. Homemade marmalade, healing rocks, and more history then could be remembered. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank ridly s
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

There seems to be great history to be learned here. The caretakers were very passionate about the property and its richness. Worth making a decent donation. I do not think this place gets as many visitors as it deserves.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is an exceptional site. The artifacts are on site, and many are in situ. 5,000 years of habitation. Surprisingly, there is strong evidence African and Asian cultures lived side by side in perfect harmony during some of the time the site was occupied. The guide, whose American grandfather bought the land for coffee farming long ago, is well educated and exceptionally knowledgeable. This was the highlight of my entire trip to Panama! I LOVED this place.

3  Thank wendy90292
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Sadly the best parts of Sitio Barriles are in the National Museum in Panama City. Fortunately, I have seen the great and mysterious treasures that came from Barriles. Hopefully the government will one day return these
amazing statues back to Barriles where they belong, and then this museum will be an even more amazing place to vist and experience.

1  Thank David D
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a great attraction that is run by a family who has been on the finca for generations. Don't miss this!

1  Thank suhzee
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