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Address: Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
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Panama Viejo Ruins Sightseeing Tour
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Panama Viejo was an amazing place to experience the history of the oldest settlement in Panama. The artifacts in the museum as well as the ruins that you can walk around & see are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amy M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Panama Viejo was an amazing place to experience the history of the oldest settlement in Panama. The artifacts in the museum as well as the ruins that you can walk around & see are a testament of the cultural heritage of Panama.

Thank Amy M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was our first stop on our tour of Panama City and it was a fleeting visit I normally like to take my time in museums but we were limited to 45 minutes which was just enough time. There is lots of information on charts as well as floor displays of flags, canons and canon balls, I managed to take... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A little pricey for walking around on your own. The small museum was worth a fee. Interesting history and the art you can purchase in the artist area is amazing.

Thank Kati P
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

There is not much to see at the museum and information is not enough either. I suggest you go straight to the ruins for a walk-around.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

While I understand some Spanish and there is some English Translation, we felt that it should have more translation to be able to understand what happened. It is situated about 1.5 km we were told from the entrance and they do run a train shuttle. The walk back was very pleasant and gave us time to see the old ruins... More 

Thank canadianinriyadh
The Valley, Anguilla
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you're pressed for time, simply head straight for the Ruins mainly because this Museum is in a small space and there are limited artifacts plus everything is in Spanish. When first walking towards the entrance, there are several Statues depicting Panamanian Historical figures.

Thank MissBonafide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Just avoid this place. Nothing really interesting and the only artefacts on displays are the poor quality pictures with the Spanish introductions. If you not desperate just skip it and go for the ruins.

Thank M M
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ruins and the area are cool if you're interested in history. 12$ entrance is a bit much but with student price it was well worth the money. Also the bus route to Panama Viejo is nice because you can see some local life during the ride.

Thank Reijonens
Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I visited here as part of a tour. It was difficult to hear and understand our guide. Basically, felt it was a waste of time and would have just preferred to go straight to the ruins. Most info presented was in Spanish so even though we couldn't hear/understand our guide we still could not read what was going on.

Thank justME1963
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting archaeological finds from the work done at the ruins on display. However most of the info is in Spanish, some is in English. It helps get an idea of the layout and phases of the building and destruction of the original Panama City. Not shop or cafe which is disappointing as the bus ride from the city is not... More 

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