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Panama La Vieja

Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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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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Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating, especially the skeleton of the mystery lady with the oyster shell necklace buried with the 8 or so other skulls dedicated to her. The iguana population thrives in the ruins, by the way. It will be interesting to see the progress they make on...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too many ruins here left to see, but a nice walk around nevertheless. A little overpriced at $15 per person. There is a good museum and a tourist car/train to ride you around. 2-3 hours at the most.

Thank JAYZEE79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an interesting place and the View from the Tower ist very good. But you don't really miss something special when you don't go there.

Thank Alexa W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The ruins of the original settlement of Panama City that was destroyed by pirates in the mid 1500's. The remains of a large settlement and a small museum. Take some time to explore.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

ok so this place is a bit odd to go to mainly for the reason that there is not much to do beside looking at the old tower, it is very beautiful but dont expect cafes or for it to be in a vibrant part...More

Thank Wanderpanther
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Taxi drivers in Panama City decide where they want to go to( or not!) & set the fee....... Walls- bits of walls, lots of grass,& a pebble path that shows what hell it would have been with thin leather soles or bare feet back then.......More

Thank TAoxford
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The spanish expansion in the pacific started here, what is now know as "Panama La Vieja". This eary 1500's ciy is filled with history and played a key role in the development of Latin America. In August 2017 they opened a very cozy but detailed...More

Thank Raul R. R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A real nice place to visit. Lots of fun things to see. We found parking in the street. Good photo opportunities.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

it is beautiful , place a bit outside of town history in nature something you should not miss beside the history and the ruins enjoy the beautiful trees .

Thank amanap
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I totally recommend visiting this site. The museum and tower were closed so the entry fee was kinda steep at $8, but it goes to support reconstruction. The kids loved roaming around playing archaeologist. Highlights: natural park with short descriptions (bilingual) of Spanish town ruins,...More

Thank chisocbutterfly
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Richard G
25 January 2016|
Response from goldmann |
No. Take a look on their website panamaviejo org
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