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Address: Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
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Panama Viejo Ruins Sightseeing Tour
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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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank josefigueira
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 23 January 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 11 January 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 11 January 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 3 December 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 17 November 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 12 October 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

Thank kivory11
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Make sure to stop by this museum before you enter Panama Viejo. Although the exhibits are a bit stuffy and there are too many panels that are not translated into English, it does provide an overview of what Panama Viejo is all about. Don't miss the reconstruction in miniature of the old city which gives you a great idea of... More 

Thank dmittleman
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It's a nice place to visit and to know more information of the history of Panama however there was no one inside to explain each thing even if there's paper saying each stuff, poor quality not even a paper for tourist to explain more and also have something to remember visit. Was expensive $30.00 , $25.00 I remember they were... More 

Thank Mariana V

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