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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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“bell tower” (19 reviews)
“original city” (21 reviews)
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Via Cinquantenaire, Panama City, Panama
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"bell tower"
in 19 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 13 reviews
"original city"
in 21 reviews
"cathedral tower"
in 14 reviews
"henry morgan"
in 23 reviews
"spanish settlement"
in 8 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"bring water"
in 9 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"lots of history"
in 9 reviews
"old town"
in 21 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"two hours"
in 7 reviews
"pirates"
in 51 reviews
"panama"
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"buffs"
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"archaeological"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This and the old town are Panama city’s main highlights. It hosts a beautiful museum (better than the newer biomuseum) and the ruins are well taken care of and supported with info. Somehow people seem to ignore this and head straight to the old town.

Thank Manuel a
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by Panama Vieja. I was expecting it to be a small place but it was a pretty sizeable area. I enjoyed the museum and view of Panama from the bell tower.

Thank kait1yn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting area to visit - the last remaining part of the original old city; fantastic to climb up the bell tower and see the views out over the modern metropolis that Panama City has become...!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is mostly a self guided walking tour, and as of a few years ago it was moderately upgraded to include interpretive stations at each of the main "ruin" areas (in English and Spanish) in order to provide the visitors with some insight as to...More

Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This place is worth visiting. After visiting the biomuseo (which was a waste of money and time), I didn’t have high hopes. But the museum was pretty good with descriptions and detail. The ruins were worth a half hour or so to look at.

Thank Madison W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Easy to get to & should satisfy most history fans. The ruins themselves are scattered over a radius of about 1/2 a mile or so; the most prominent is the tower. There’s a big tree with gorgeous red flowers by the tower, great place for...More

Thank levoyerw
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A nice walk through a number of excavated ruins. English explanations available. Some very iinteresting trees ion the grounds. There is a trolley to bring you back or take you out whichever you prefer. The only downfall to our trip is that it was the...More

Thank Born2travel2013
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

With our rental car it was easy to reach there (10 min. drive from city center). The area is huge and we concentrated on the tower area. Lots of information to get to know the stories beind it.

Thank steelriver2014
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Due to weather in my past trip, I did not visit this place before. As I would no recommend if it is raining due to this being an open place and you may want also to walk. You will tour the old Panama City, before...More

Thank EdwardBa70
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We got dropped off at the entrance inside the gates by Uber. It was a bit confusing to figure out where to go at first, but we found the entrance station just to the left of the entrance under the left building (in front of...More

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Jenna_Bear57
8 March 2018|
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Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
So sorry to hear this. The ruins are enclosed by a very poor neighbourhood, so yes, after you see the sight, the best thing to do ,is to leave by car. The ruins do ave a lot of security. I was there yesterday.
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Richard G
25 January 2016|
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Response from goldmann |
No. Take a look on their website panamaviejo org
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Mult0bene
3 March 2015|
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Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
No metro there.
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