Plaza de Francia, Panama City

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#7 of 18 in Historic Sites in Panama City
Shaded by flame trees adorned with bright-orange blossoms, Plaza de Francia pays homage to French workers who died from yellow fever and malaria during the construction of the canal. A statue of one of Panama's founding fathers and presidents greats you at the front of the plaza. Walk to the obelisk topped by a rooster at the end of the plaza, and see marble plaques and statues, which recount the arduous task of the 22,000 workers. Look for the statue of Carlos J.Finlay, a Cuban doctor whose discovery helped eradicate the yellow fever, across from the French Embassy among the busts of French lieutenants. The former Spanish dungeons, which line the side of the plaza, today house upscale art galleries and shops. An elevated walk atop the old fortification walls offers views of the ocean. Plan trip to Panama City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • It's nice to go through here, it's all very quiet, to the side you have a fair of the typical things that make the Guna yala, bracelets, apparel among other things. In addition you can take to enjoy the view of the coastal belt.
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  • The square of France, is the forced place to tourists. There the architecture integrates with various influences of the time of the ancient city, it is the cultural legacy, in honor of the period of construction of the Panama Canal by the French and is engraved, the history of the Panama Canal and access to the beautiful ride by the vaults that offer a panoramic view from the Bay to the city of Panama, since the Bahiadel helmet
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  • Beautiful colonial with nice scent square is in the walk that you do to reach it you once you arrive.
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