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MAC Panama

Avenida de los Martires | and Calle San Blas, Panama City, Panama
+507 262-8012
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Nothing to see

Not worth a taxi ride. 2 rooms with 2 different photo exhibitions, very poor and not interesting... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
mdmdmd_10
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Madrid, Spain
Not worth the taxi ride

I had to show the taxi driver a map with the museum marked on it. This is a small, privately-funded... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
TaliesinNW
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Ellensburg, Washington
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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC Panamá) is a place for creativity and conversation. Everyone is welcome.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible40%
31 Jan 2017
“Small, poor collections, only the shop is interesting.”
19 Oct 2017
“Nothing to see”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida de los Martires | and Calle San Blas, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Not worth a taxi ride. 2 rooms with 2 different photo exhibitions, very poor and not interesting. At least they do not charge entrance fee, would have felt more like a robbery.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

I had to show the taxi driver a map with the museum marked on it. This is a small, privately-funded non-profit exhibit space -- not a museum. No permanent collection on display, although the website indicates a permanent collection. On our visit, a two-room display...More

1  Thank TaliesinNW
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The museum is interesting, and its $5 entrance fee makes it better value-for-money than the other attractions (i.e., the Panama Canal visitor center is $15). The collection is small compared to similar museums in other countries, but was well worth the trip.

2  Thank profpingu
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

There is not much to do or watch for the 10USD you pay. Only the museum shop can become interesting for finding some old advertise banners.

Thank josefigueira
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There was only one exhibit which took up 2 rooms. No permanent collection. The rest closed for installation. Staff could not change a $20 bill for our entrance fee. In the middle of nowhere.

Thank Arla R
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love contemporary art and buy art all over the world. This museum is not worth the cost of the taxi to get you there or the $5 entrance. Very minimal.

Thank GinnyAtSkiPC
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This museum provides temporary exhibits of modern Panamian art. Some exhibits are better than others. There is no permanent collection on display. It's hit or miss whether the exhibit is good or even if you are allowed in to the building. The staff is rude...More

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I like to travel like the locals, so we took the subway to the 5 de Mayo station and walked a few blocks. The covered pedestrian walkway over the highway was littered with human feces. I'm not kidding - it was disgusting. So, take a...More

1  Thank Chris E
Reviewed 17 March 2016

First: This place is IMPOSSIBLE to find. Asked eight or ten people along the way (after exiting the subway) and were finally advised to take a cab, because nobody knew where the museum or even the street was. By the way.........................., NOT an UNUSUAL experience...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

When Panama took control of former US installations on the land adjacent to Martyrs Avenue one of its forward thinking moves was the establishment of the Museum of Contemporary Art on one of the reverted buildings. On a leafy hill overlooking the bustling city below...More

2  Thank Leutanant_Freck
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