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Panama La Vieja, Panama City
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Journey to the ruined city (now designated a World Heritage Site) of Panama La Vieja. Wander among collapsed walls and the still-standing church tower of the city, which was established in the 1520s. Ransacked by Welsh pirate Henry Morgan in the 17th century, not much remains, but what does is evocative. The museum's diorama, along with other artifacts, gives you an idea of the full extent of the city. To get the full experience, hire a guide to shed light on these architectural relics and paint a picture of life here. Take a look at our Panama City vacation planner to schedule your visit to Panama La Vieja and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very good experience. Very prepared site with information. Very well preserved. Very interesting story Hispanic. They also have a Museum
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  • You have to bring liquid since the journey is long. It has rest areas. It is recommended to go with Sun hat.
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  • Interesting to see the ruins, interesting story, the place big best know in the morning before the sun sets on the 12:00. Pay to enter the ruins and separately at the Museum. For those who like to see ruins and pretty cool. It is possible to climb to the top of the tower and see a really nice view of the city.
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  • Beautiful historic ruins to walk through. Great for pictures too.
  • Great turist attraction, tours offered through the day.
  • Very beautiful and historic place. Has a museum near by which we recommend. Great history and very nice to walk through.
  • Beautiful area for pictures. Some parts were knocked down by squatters, but most of it appears to be rebuilt now.
  • it is a great spot to visit!! dont forget your school id