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Panama La Vieja

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Address: Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
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5072268915
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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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Old Panama

Very interesting and factual. About 3 hours should do. They charge extra for tourists, but the view at the top of the tower in the picture is worth the 200 steps

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had read that there was not much of the ruins left to see. The ruins that are standing are accessible, well marked with the histories and descriptions of the building. Great to be able to walk around and right into the site! There is a small fee and a small tram that will take you through the site but... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's great that a few of these ancient sites have been preserved for students of history to see. This is a must-see for someone interested in the history of Panama.

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Thank Margaret C
Westminster, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a ruin. The ancient city of Panama. Mostly an archeological site. Take a tour with a guide or just walk around. Its a small area, only takes an hour or so to look around. Give it a look. Interesting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No tour of Panama City is complete without a visit to this area but it is not spectacular or particularly interesting....

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Thank Traveltheorient
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting site. Signs to parking by the museum were a bit confusing. Excavation still in work and had different museum buildings going in.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting and factual. About 3 hours should do. They charge extra for tourists, but the view at the top of the tower in the picture is worth the 200 steps

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove there from our hotel. The Garmin map on our GPS did not appear to know how to get there. We asked a couple of cops for assistance and they gave us a police escort to the site. If old ruins are your bag, then this is for you. It's a good walk, but the museum didn't add a... More 

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crambury, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the truly exciting cultural things to do in Panama City. The original site of the settlement has been partially excavated and reconstructed. There are some local signs with explanations in English, but no accompanying maps or literature. It is a rare treat to be able to walk around the ruins and imagine what the settlement must... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very historical, from the 1500's!!! The shops they have there are nice... you can buy items made by the sandblast Indians.

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Moncton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old ruins of Panama City and very interesting story. We experienced the tour on a very hot day in January. Bring a hat or umbrella for shade and water. Not a very long tour but well worth the 60-90 minutes.

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