Panama La Vieja
Panama La Vieja
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Panamá Laa Vieja es el nombre que recibe el sitio arqueológico donde estuvo ubicada la Ciudad de Panamá en su primera fundación en elsiglo XVI.
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fernandez s
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This place is located in old town Panama off an obscure side street, across from a fast food burger joint which sell delicious burger btw. Thurs- Sat. are the busy nights and from $10-20 cover open bar, unlimited entry/ exit. No dance floor, few seats and it gets packed. Gold star to those bartenders, how they remember all those orders and hear over that music is beyond me. The hostess out front spoke good English and quite charming. A good place to get your buzz on, not so much for socializing.
Written 16 February 2020
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Atravelfan
Atlanta251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Love visiting ruins and this did not disappoint. The grounds are well maintained and lovely. The museum really well documents Panama's history and learned a lot.
It is $10 pp for foreign visitors and that includes the tram to drive you from the entrance to the main building with museum and cathedral ruins.
Written 18 July 2022
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Bruce A
Washington DC, DC1,195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We did this at 9 AM on our first full day in Panama and I do recommend it. The site is not that big. The old cathedral is by far the top attraction: by walking up to the tippy-top you get a great view of both the site itself and modern Panama City. The other buildings are in far worse shape: many are just a few rows of bricks sticking out of the ground. Angkor Wat this is not.

But what really makes this sight is the abundance of NATURAL beauty. We saw big iguanas, small yellow finches, and even a pair of nesting vultures. There were also leafcutter ants everywhere. Some of the plant life growing in and out of the ruins was also beautiful. Man has abandoned this site but nature has given it new life.
Written 17 April 2022
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Jamie M
Stuart, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This was a great site and gives you a good sense of the early history of Panama! A friend took me. We parked by the admissions place, and paid there. The price is double for non-Panamanians. Then you ride a tram to the historical site itself. There is a museum there, that I thought was really well-done and the exhibit notes are in in Spanish and English. Walking around the ruins is quite cool, including walking up to the top of the tower.
Written 4 October 2021
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our Tour stopped here and after really hot day, it was nice to check out the museum, because they had A/C and fast Wi-Fi. But after that it was interesting to see ancient ruins and hear history of Panama and this area particularly. We were in Panama 2 years ago and that time focused more on Canal, but this time it was good to see and do something else also. They also have little Café there, selling snacks and beverages
Written 27 January 2020
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bankskattia
San Antonio, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Touring Panama La Vieja was a captivating journey through history. The ancient ruins, guided by insightful commentary, offered a glimpse into Panama's rich past. The juxtaposition of old and modern Panama City added depth to the experience. It was a fascinating and enriching tour.
Written 7 March 2024
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ991 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Panama Viejo is the site of the original settlement in the area that was abandoned in the 17th century. It is located to the northeast of the city center and is practically all ruins, with just a couple of standing structures, most notably the cathedral tower. The museum on premises offers a very detailed picture of the history of the settlement.
Written 5 January 2023
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the_finchley_lees
London, UK888 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Alongside these evocative waterfront ruins are mangroves and marshes which attract fantastic birdlife. The tower is worth climbing. It is well signed. The new museum us well laid out and signed in English and Spanish and apart from it's great displays has a lovely cafe.
Written 2 January 2020
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brandasa
Centerville, OH1,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We went right when it opened at 8:30 on a Sunday. We had the place to ourselves. Road the easy tram to the site, wandered around, and then took in the museum. Spent about 1.5 hours. $10, and they accept credit card.
Written 5 June 2023
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A.M.
Greater London, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
An Old Town tour, lead by a knowledgeable guide, is a must. Don't venture into the red paved areas and you'll be quite safe. All the locals are super friendly and helpful. Negatives: broken pavements and traffic fumes.
Written 16 August 2020
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