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Very small ruin, very small and you don’t have to get down from your car to see it. There is not much to see. This is in comparison with ruins in other latin countries that have rich ruins and culture. So if you are tight...More
We visited Panama La Vieja (not to be confused with Casco Viejo) in June. It was hot, humid and a little rainy, so we definitely took advantage of the cart that takes you to the main section where the tower, museum and more of the...More
To visit this place, but I found it fairly cool. The remains of the original European settlement were destroyed when Captain Morgan-yeah, the rum guy-crossed the isthmus and attacked the settlement here in 1671. The defenders ended up razing the city to keep it from...More
Very good time in Panama City ! We found this place with the cap... you should pass over there if you like the history . Get good shoes for walk and water because is difficult to find a shop around over there and was very...More
About 15 minutes outside our hotel on the Cinta Costera, this set of ruins is a lovely step into 17th century Panama City. If you get there early you beat the crowds and heat. We did, and we had this as an adventure to ourselves....More
Interesting to see 3 cities in one! Pictures are amazing showing the old with the modern city in the background. Check opening days before going on site (we went on a Monday the first time and it was closed!)
Our visit here provided an interesting background of the old Panama City, destroyed by the English. To see the remains, and then walk through the museum, to learn about rise, fall, and then rise again of this great city, is well worth the time.
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.