Panama La Vieja, Panama City

4.2
Journey to the ruined city (now designated a World Heritage Site) of Panama La Vieja. Wander among collapsed walls and the still-standing church tower of the city, which was established in the 1520s. Ransacked by Welsh pirate Henry Morgan in the 17th century, not much remains, but what does is evocative. The museum's diorama, along with other artifacts, gives you an idea of the full extent of the city. To get the full experience, hire a guide to shed light on these architectural relics and paint a picture of life here. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Panama City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Panama La Vieja and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was a very interesting place, from the old ruins of the first city, destroyed by Captain Morgan to the very good museum inside. Also a good shop and toilets inside  more »
  • This attraction includes a museum and 500 year old ruins of the establishment of the first Panama settlement. After obtaining a ticket (no senior discount) take the team to the museum. We were in...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Entrance fee is $15 pp. This covers your transport (you can walk too), entrance to the ruins and the museum. It’s a relaxing place to walk around the ruins. Sometimes you find school tours. The museum is well equipped with both English and Spanish narrations. It’s worth the visit.
  • Interesting place to visit, the ruins of the old city of Panama. It was destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan. The site has been repaired to certain degree. Try to visit it early in the morning or past 3 pm.
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