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Museo Panama Viejo

Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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Panama Viejo Ruins Sightseeing Tour
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Avenida Cincuentenario, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty no-frills museum, with no gift shop or cafe, and just one floor of displays. But the admission price is pretty low, so you might as well stop in to take a break from the humidity and get a little background on...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Panama Viejo was an amazing place to experience the history of the oldest settlement in Panama. The artifacts in the museum as well as the ruins that you can walk around & see are a testament of the cultural heritage of Panama.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This was our first stop on our tour of Panama City and it was a fleeting visit I normally like to take my time in museums but we were limited to 45 minutes which was just enough time. There is lots of information on charts...More

Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A little pricey for walking around on your own. The small museum was worth a fee. Interesting history and the art you can purchase in the artist area is amazing.

Thank Kati P
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

There is not much to see at the museum and information is not enough either. I suggest you go straight to the ruins for a walk-around.

1  Thank josefigueira
Reviewed 1 February 2017

While I understand some Spanish and there is some English Translation, we felt that it should have more translation to be able to understand what happened. It is situated about 1.5 km we were told from the entrance and they do run a train shuttle....More

Thank canadianinriyadh
Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you're pressed for time, simply head straight for the Ruins mainly because this Museum is in a small space and there are limited artifacts plus everything is in Spanish. When first walking towards the entrance, there are several Statues depicting Panamanian Historical figures.

Thank MissBonafide
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Just avoid this place. Nothing really interesting and the only artefacts on displays are the poor quality pictures with the Spanish introductions. If you not desperate just skip it and go for the ruins.

Thank M M
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ruins and the area are cool if you're interested in history. 12$ entrance is a bit much but with student price it was well worth the money. Also the bus route to Panama Viejo is nice because you can see some local life during the...More

Thank Reijonens
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I visited here as part of a tour. It was difficult to hear and understand our guide. Basically, felt it was a waste of time and would have just preferred to go straight to the ruins. Most info presented was in Spanish so even though...More

Thank justME1963
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WenWen O
Can anyone recommend a tour of Panama Viejo and the Museum and Casco Viejo together. I would rather go with a guide than to go alone. Walking tour by a local resident would be great. Thanks
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