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One of the first, or is the first levy house. The video is not to be missed and is an excellent UNESCO film. Interesting artifacts in the same room. Cross over the archway to the museum which is small. Neat to see the canon balls...More
What a great place! cannons from the 1600s. Pirates! Captain Morgan! You can picture the fights between the Spanish and others. A great historical place that is truly amazing. The museum has hints of the past and to walk around a place that was trying...More
This museum is currently undergoing a major renovation, so there were only 2 rooms open. One room offered a variety of historical guns, swords, and other weapons - many were elaborately decorated. The other room had several display cases ranging from gorgeous costumes to miniature...More
This museum does a good job of highlighting the history of this monumentally historical place. Visiting here first will give you a much better grasp of what you are looking at as you tour the rest of the Spanish Colonial era forts in the surrounding...More
Also Ensure you go to the Old Forts there are 2 one coming into Town and the Other adjacent to this Building .Very interesting place to visit. There is tremendous history in Portobelo. This is where the gold and silver were housed traveling to and...More
This is a very interesting place to visit. There is tremendous history in Portobelo. This is where the gold and silver were housed traveling to and from the Camino Real. Check out the history online before you visit, so you will really get a feel...More
It is a bit of a ride to get to Portobelo but the Customs House and Museum are great. Although small, the video and museum give you a great overview of the commerce and colorful characters that passed through this port. Visit the Iglesia de...More
This grand old building is really the central point in the town. The only big grand old building. Downstairs is the museum, but it is well worth going up to the first floor. The scale is imposing and there is a great view over the...More
As a resident of Panama we were charged $3.00 for the 1 room tour. It is very small and located in the original customs house in Portobelo.
The best part of the tour is the video in an adjacent room which they kindly showed in...More
Our day-trip guide said this was the rebuilt Customs House through which the Spanish treasure from Latin America went onto the Spanish Main and to the homeland. He said there were two routes across Panama to this location that the treasure traveled.The museum has a...More