Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, Panama City

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Learn about the history and the endeavor of building the Panama Canal at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, which traces a timeline from its initial French beginnings to its completion by the U.S. and its eventual handover to Panama. Experience a captain's-eye view of the canal with the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a typical ship, and explore what life was like for the construction workers who built this major feat of engineering. The displays are in Spanish only, but you can pick up audio guides for a small charge. To visit Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama on your holiday in Panama City, and find out what else Panama City has to offer, use our Panama City day trip app .
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  • waoo tremendous Museum preserve history with luxury and detail of the Panama Canal. very interesting, at the time very friendly staff welcome you.
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  • It does not say too much. It is a modern Museum. Guy. There is not much to see if you already saw the channel. They charge $15 entry. We were in local micro but tours also take you.
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  • Museum very well structured, with complete information and parts of virtual interaction, accessibility for the elderly and wheelchair users. Great for families and children, counting since the arrival of the Spaniards to the present day, with varied and diverse parts collection of all periods, well worth, for those who like give historical information.
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  • If you like to read the display, you will need to allow additional time to cover this four-level museum. It was more than expected. Visitors $15, locals $3. There is also a 10-minute movie. South bound ships arrived at the locks shortly after 3 pm. The covered observation deck is well positioned, but was very crowded and two to three deep at the rail. If you are tall, you can still have good photos over the heads of others. See attached.
  • Well documented history of the construction of the Panama Canbal and Panama's quest for independence. Worth seeing before visiting the actual Canal. Student discount, no photography allowed.
  • Well worth the $10. We also rented the headset ($3) to listen and learn in English (it comes in many languages). This was helpful most of the museum descriptions are in Spanish. Loved the museum and learned a lot!
  • Once in Panama, this is a MUST visit place. Here’s the whole story of how they build the canal back in the day. There’s some cool stuff in the museum like a ship simulator while crossing the canal.
  • Fabulous temporary exhibit of Coco Chanel. The permanent exhibition is also a very worthwhile stop in the history of the Panama Canal.
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