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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 1 week ago

It's a beautiful and interesting walk from one end to the other, seeing the ruins, the exiting skyscrapers, and the cranes over the future skyscrapers under construction. The museum has a number of very interesting pieces on display.

Thank mdfloyd322
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice wide paved road runs direct from the parking area/museum through the wooded area alongside mangrove forests in the Bay and slightly wooded area about a mile-ish or less, past several ruins of various stages and sizes. One church large enough to climb and...More

Thank Citimowse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Panama La Vieja with a local guide so I got the history lesson to go along with the ruins. I highly recommend seeing this and having a guide. It is a little bit of walking if it is hot out but worth it.

Thank mjbinkc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to learn about the history of the original settlement until it was ransacked by the infamous British buccaneer, Henry Morgan in 1671. You can explore the ruins and do climb the main tower to enjoy the view of the new city from...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient attraction is set within a wonderful park with many large old trees. Tour trams leave on a regular basis and allow you to get off and on to explore on your own. The museum is nicely curated and highly informative about the first...More

Thank PanamaPrimo
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There are only a couple of buildings that are somewhat intact, with most of the ruins remaining being the foundations of the original city. This is a nice place to wander. There is a tram that takes you from the ticket booth to the ruins....More

Thank Travelbug13Canada
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place to visit and see the 1580's ruins of old Panama. Provides a great lesson of growth and establishment of church and Spain in Panama. Self directed with convenient tram and museum. New museum will open soon with gift shop and restrooms.

Thank Lawrence M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited Panam La Vieja on our last day in Panama and both very happy we made it fit in our schedule. This was high on our list to visit but got bumped due to planned activities. The restorations and descriptions of...More

Thank Jesse Y
Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you have time this is part of the history of Panama. Years ago the old city had become decayed and populated by many squatters. The government has not moved them out and made and attempt to bring back the Old City.

Thank chagresjim
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I have been to Panama Vieja a couple of times with different friends. Each time we go we discover more as they are constantly excavating and working on uncovering its secrets. The convent down the street from the cathedral is especially impressive.

Thank 290lamona
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Richard G
Is it open on Mondays?
25 January 2016|
Response from goldmann |
No. Take a look on their website panamaviejo org
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