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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 211-1649
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Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 211-1649
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for a complete history on the evolution of the Panamamian Isthmus story. This museum Located in casco viejo central Plaza is fantastic. It will take atleast one hour at 10 dollars a ticket, but well worth the time invested for history buffs....More

Thank panamacahill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very pleased with the exhibits and story of the Panama Canal. It gave great insight into the historic ownership of the Isthmus, first by Colombia and then by Panama. It told the story well of the French (Suez Canal builders) attempts, the US...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting the canal I went to visit this museum in Casco Viejo. Initially I thought the museum was only going to be about the canal but was positively surprised it reviews also the full history of Panama as of the 1600s. As with all...More

Thank Bart V
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A not to miss while in Panama or Casco Viejo! A recent exhibit of the Canal Expansion. Near all resturants as well!

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you visit one Museo in Panama, this should be it. Conveniently located on Plaza de Independencia, it features artifacts from Pre-Columbian through to completion of canal and beyond. The museum is not just limited to the canal though, and that is one of its...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

You must visit the Panama Canal Interoceanic Museum it awesome, it a place where you can learn History of how the canal was built.

Thank Itzel B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Professors and teachers visited this wonderful museum and had a most intensive lecture of the history of the country of Panama and the building of the canal. It is 3 floors up and each floor was full of natural, environmental, and engineering details that we...More

Thank Boris S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a small museum that captures the essence of how the Canal of Panama was built. I have visited many times as I live in Panama . They do have ear phones in English but I wish the captions were also in English. I...More

1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

....heaving with very detailed info and on the top floor with the political history of the canal this is ALL in Spanish There's some translation on the floor below- but the 5 closing turned out to be 445 so WS chased out 10US entrance fee...More

Thank TAoxford
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An historical treasure. Went at lunch time andit was perfect. It was empty and nice and quiet. We were able to take our time and really explore the history. Definitely important to visit.

Thank Sausalito5
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6 June 2015|
Response from jonat1x |
No, but there are many nearby within the Casco Viejo, including Il Carpaccio and Esmeralda, on the opposite side of the square from the museum.