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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  • I do not recommend it, you don't have interesting content, poor signage, you'll only see ships to scale and some objects from the period, the true cost of entry is high and you will not see anything interesting, missing an urgent intervention. NOT RECOMMENDED
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  • If you come visit to Panama and you would like to know the history of the canal and many others, it is essential to go to this museum. Very nice, preserved building, the progression of the rooms is very good, the location in the excellent historical. Comfortable for visitors and domestic prices. Preferred. Each visit discover something new, it's funnier!
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  • You need to go there to understand the history of the canal. Nice to combine this visit with a visit to Miraflores on the same day to put the later one in context. You need at least 2 hours in the mus...  more »
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  • Sweet exhibit. Professionally executed in a great location. You may want to consider planning your visit around noon in order to avoid the most brutal hours of Panamanian weather.
  • If you like to read the displays, 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 people deep at the rail. If you are tall (6ft), you can still have good photos over the heads of others. See attached.
  • Very nice. Could be fun also as a family exit. And ot has sunday morning free entrance for local people.
  • Excellent tour. Recommend using the headphones for a better experience
  • i must admit, this is alot more than i expected. 4 levels of panama history. the way the canal works. the intricate laybout and history of the building. it is a must see when you visit panama.
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