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Panama La Vieja, Panama City

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Original settlement, sacked by Pirates (Morgan was 1). Burned down most of it. However the places that have survived provide historical relevance and beauty. A must see for those wanting to unders...  read more »
  • Currently the Government has invested in the maintenance and refurbishment of the ruins of the old Panama, architectural site and at once was the first city of the isthmus of Panama, invaded and plundered by the pirate Henry Morgan. Is a beautiful place that you transported to that time and breathe an environment magical and of great espirutualidad. Comes in dry season or summer, as streets of Earth and cobblestone will be a challenge to every visitor. Take your camera and enjoy its grandeur and history. Take care of the place and not stain it.
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  • We really enjoyed spending a few hours at Panama Vieja. Great view of the city from the top of the tower. The ruins are easily walkable but there is also a shuttle that will take you to the museum if ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful historic ruins to walk through. Great for pictures too.
  • Pile of rocks... and they want you to buy a ticket. Only for very interested.
  • Beautiful ruins I love to take a lot of pictures in this place is really beautiful.
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