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Sitio Barriles Museum

Volcan, Panama
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Amazing beyond words

We came here and ended up following a tour company. There was a family of three who were French so... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Sherry J
via mobile
Maybe We Went On An Off Day?

I read a lot of reviews that talked about how amazing this place was and how great the tour guide... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We came here and ended up following a tour company. There was a family of three who were French so the tour guide and the land owner conversed in Spanish and French for them. Lucky for us there was another person from the tour company...More

Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I read a lot of reviews that talked about how amazing this place was and how great the tour guide was, so that was kind of what I was expecting. We arrived and were met by an older teen girl who spoke only Spanish by...More

1  Thank KamaLinn
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went here which was a bit of a drive from Boquete, but worth it. Got a little confused and didn't have clear directions, but my broken Spanish at a local gas station got us the information we needed to find it. It is a...More

Thank cmcbrooks
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting pre-Columbian artifacts and archaeological site. Edna was quite remarkable as she gave us a tour of the gardens and artifacts. Don't miss this opportunity to discover some of original inhabitants of the Chiriqui highlands

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

On the day we stopped in, there was a festival going on for natives from the area. So we paid the additional fee to join their festivities. But first, the owner took us on a tour of the small museum, grounds, and dig site. Has...More

Thank Ckrenzel
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went to visit this place with the lady we were staying with and it was wonderful. The stroll through her beautiful garden with all these neat flowers, plant, trees and bird noises. Then we got a tour by Edna who runs the Barriles museum...More

Thank Ehe20
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Historical site with a museum and pathways to walk. The owner is able to tell you about the history of the place and show you the museum. We were very glad that we stopped by. Only thing missing is a sign when you first go...More

2  Thank connie j
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting artefacts, the guide was very knowleagable, and the owner very passionate about all discoveries on site. Dont miss it.

1  Thank Marcela M
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This archaeological site is on a local person's home site. the tour took described the discovery, the National Geographic's participation and several Universities' participation in uncovering and understanding the site. This part of the tour was conducted on a covered patio. Then we were escorted...More

2  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a small private museum, but has some very interesting things. The original large statues that they excavated here are in Panama City, but they have replicas. There are not many pre Spanish indigenous sites in Panama. It will only take you about 30...More

1  Thank Laughingface2
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6 May 2017|
Response from davidfishlow |
This is a small museum on a family farm. Though decades ago the site was investigated by anthropologists and National Geographic, it no longer receives much support from the Government or academic institutions and upkeep and... More
Joan N
21 February 2016|
Response from hylkes | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open all day from 8.00 to 17.00