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Panama La Vieja

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Address: Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
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Panamá Laa Vieja es el nombre que recibe el sitio arqueológico donde estuvo...

Panamá Laa Vieja es el nombre que recibe el sitio arqueológico donde estuvo ubicada la Ciudad de Panamá en su primera fundación en elsiglo XVI.

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One of the favorites I have seen. I a little pricey for entrance to the site. We did not go to the extra museo. Even with the climb to the top of the tower which I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing that there are so many structural pieces are still intact after so many years. The city was built in the 1500's. Definitely worth a visit.

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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's not very big, some of the larger ruins were being renovated. Most of them had very little walls left , but were being held up with structural supports. There is a museum, but did not have time to go in to have a look.

Thank Carol S
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The remains of the original colonial village of Panamá, pillaged by Henry Morgan, along with its colonial museum are well worth a visit, even though it is on the outskirts of town.

Thank StacyMcD
Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to see the skyline of Panama City. Also get a history lesson about the experience of early settlers to Panama. Other than climbing tower not so much is there.

Thank george60898
Washington, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the favorites I have seen. I a little pricey for entrance to the site. We did not go to the extra museo. Even with the climb to the top of the tower which I highly recommend can still get through the site in an hour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid $21 for two adults and one student. Not that big, didn't do the museum and we walked around for a few minutes and tooks some pics. Save $ and take them without going in. Not great ruins like in Mexico.

Thank NYC4ofus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took Uber to this site. You buy ticket to enter the ruin complex and extra to visit the museum which we did not visit based on reviews. It was very hot and really there is only one main ruin worth spending the time to visit: the old cathedral tower. The rest were not very interesting. You can climb the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is very eye opening when you realize how long people lived in Panama and the strength they showed to build their first city

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this tour in heat of the afternoon, which probably wasn't the wisest of ideas. But, despite the heat, it was nice to get out and be able to walk among the ruins. It was neat to see what was left of the church that they moved to casco viejo. Definitely worth a few hours.

Thank intlwanderlust
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the very oldest part of the city. This is where the Ruins on the Port are. Where the first Spanish settled. Also where Henry Morgan and his band of pirates, a bunch of thieves came on to the land. They have a wonderful tower there which you can climb up. They also have a museum there. They are... More 

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