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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
+507 211-1649
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Panama Canal's history is clearly explained in this museum, from zero. Take time to read the exhibitions and have a time travel to the origins of this marvel of the world. However, you may be extremely annoyed with the fact that no pictures or videos...More

Thank Zetaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a great place to learn about the Panama Canal. The permanent exhibits offer an in depth look at the groups who participated in the canal construction. The collection also shows the history and development of the country of Panama. The explanations.are written...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. A great primer on Panamanian history, not simply a museum about building a canal. Get the English audio tour if you are not proficient in reading Spanish (disponible en français). All three floors are jam packed with information. Tons of primary sources on...More

Thank aPaddlingDuck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great opportunity to learn the History of the Panama canal. This Museum is free from 9am to 12md evey sunday of August. Do not miss this opportunity. Come to Casco Viejo and visit the Musem and the Panamá Cathedral. The Oldest church...More

Thank racrich2000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great old photos of the construction of the Canal. Very informative and shows the difficulties during the project. Well worth a visit. Mostly in Spanish.

Thank MalagaBill77
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is an excellent way to understand the history and how Panama Canal become part of Panama modern history. It would tell you the story about USA and Panama. It is sad they don’t have a big screen to show you full movie 🎥...More

Thank Dainelle D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This museum has a ton of information - albeit in Spanish with very limited English. You would need quite a few hours if you were to take in all the rather detailed information presented.

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 2 August 2018

After doing a lot of walking this day, we came to this museum to learn more about the construction of the canal and also to get out of the thunderstorm ready to unleash. After paying our admission we were directed to the long stairway to...More

Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I visited this museum before then going to the locks to watch the ships pass through. The museum was highly educational and is worth going, if you are interested in the history. You pay additional $3.00 for headphones to hear the information in English. The...More

Thank klschutt
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The building and the displays are professionally done to a high standard. The air conditioning is first rate, the washrooms are good and the benches in the front entryway provide a cool resting spot. However, despite the obvious money and effort spent on the museum,...More

Thank Karen E
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Laurie R
16 November 2017|
Response from Fibanez269 | Reviewed this property |
sorry just saw your question. I honestly do not know. We stayed in the old city and were within walking distance. I suggest you email your hotel and they should be able to help.
13 January 2016|
Response from Barry M |
I saw only a picture of Richard Halliburton's swim in 1928. See wikipedia for more.
6 June 2015|
Response from jonat1x |
No, but there are many nearby within the Casco Viejo, including Il Carpaccio and Esmeralda, on the opposite side of the square from the museum.