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Panama La Vieja

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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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All reviews bell tower original city interesting ruins cathedral tower henry morgan spanish settlement small museum bring water walk around lots of history old town two hours visitor center panama buffs archaeological attack
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Reviewed yesterday

a few rocks but a great history. do not miss the museum of panama viejo and the reduction of what was the old city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank berni507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine how this structure was built years ago. How did they get the stone moved around!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 957maryc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ShayKim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank johncairns233
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank owenmclenny59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim611
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donald S
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Although a bit expensive, it was lovely to wander the ruins and view the museum. There is a art ride if you don’t want to stroll, and there are some ruins you can enter/climb up for the view.

Date of experience: November 2018
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8 March 2018|
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Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
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.
Richard G
25 January 2016|
Response from goldmann |
No. Take a look on their website panamaviejo org
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3 March 2015|
Response from Susana V | Reviewed this property |
No metro there.