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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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TripAdvisor
  • It's okay to visit to see the first original ruins of the city. The contents of the museum on site was average. There were still many displays with text in Spanish only which doesn't help for majority...  more »
  • Un sitio maravilloso, que encierra un pasado lleno de grandes acontecimientos, que marcan un antes y un despues de tan hermoso pais, es digno de visitarlo al menos una vez en la vida. Es muy refrescan...  more »
  • Voce pode optar por ver apenas as ruinas por 8 dolares, ou entao pagar à parte e visitar o museu tambem. O museu é para ver as maquetes do como hipoteticamente era o lugar que hj é so ruinas, mas nao ...  more »
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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