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Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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All reviews european settlement nice place to visit worth a visit the pacific ocean tower museum exhibits history destruction model overview morgan panama archaeological taxi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting reading the mix of reviews. I loved the museum, thought it was world class. I learned a lot, from why the "pirate" Henry Morgan was Sir HM, knighted by the English crown, to that there was a woman crucified on a cross, Saint Librada...More

Thank weavingfutures
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went there as part of a cruise excursion. The museum had very good exhibits and a very concise story line of the history of the first Panamanians.

Thank Alan A
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A really beautiful place, with amazing views and safe parking. Great with kids or just adults. You see a lot of Panama historic buildings contrasting with the new sky scrapers and the ocean. You can walk or take the train from site to site and...More

Thank MaGaby30
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Panamá Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific Ocean, founded by Pedrarias in 1519, is worth a visit of a couple of hours. There is still plenty to see, despite the destruction wrought by Captain Henry Morgan in 1671. La Iglesia y Convento de...More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Utterly devoid of merit. You can get far more information from the Wikipedia article than the museum and there is nothing but completely unimpressive foundations. Even taking the bus for $0.25 and if the admission was free (it's $15 for foreigners)it's not worth the time....More

Thank jimsV9112EV
Reviewed 4 January 2018

There is plenty of history in Panama to be shown here, but it's not. For me, as a Panamanian, this is a very sad visit. However, please come in and help us out pointing any suggestions you might have (authorities will listen to tourists more).

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This Museum focuses on the early Spanish settlement in Panama and the few remaining souvenirs and ruins that were left after the place was destroyed by British pirates. The Museum is modern and well designed but the contents are few and run of the mill....More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This is just a nice example of what Panama City has to offer the cultural world. The museum is very quiet, and colorful. As with everything else you see in Panama City, there is much history in this museum and it’s a nice place to...More

Thank uhsigmanu
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It costs $15 to get into this ruins site. Is it nice to see? Probably. Do you need to visit to know about the history? NO! In the small museum there are some artifacts that are nice to see, and other than the tower the...More

Thank Saby d
Reviewed 22 September 2017

$15 dollars to get in. Very expensive for a spread out Ruin site. Very boring.....not worth doing unless history is your thing....We walked around about an hour and saw a couple of old ruin walls....Doesn't compare to other sites like Delphi in Greece. Honestly there...More

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WenWen O
31 December 2016|
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Response from Kati P |
Just walk it. No tour guide need it. Grab a taxi to get there