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Reina Torres de Araúz Anthropological Museum

Reina Torres de Araúz Anthropological Museum (corner of Diana Moran Avenue (entrance to the urbanization Los Llanos de Curundu) with John Paul II Avenue and Curundu Street, Panama City) – this museum, a.k.a. MARTA, covers the country anthropological history, including an exhibit on the Barrilles culture (reputed to be the country’s earliest civilization). There is […]

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Panama Canal Museum

Panama Canal Museum (San Felipe entre Calle 5ta y Calle 6ta, Panama City) — The Interoceanic Canal Museum of Panama, commonly known as the Canal Museum, is a public and non-profit museum located in Panama City. It is dedicated to preserve, research and display the testimonies of the history of the Panama Canal. Its headquarters […]

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Pacific Queen / Panama Canal Tour

Pacific Queen / Panama Canal Tour – See & crossing the Panama Canal is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in the country. A tour of the Canal is the best way to learn about its history and how this marvel of engineering functions. On your ride on the Pacific Queen vessel, you will have […]

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Old Panama

Old Panama (Ruins) (Cathedral Tower, Panama City) — In 1671 the city was attacked by the English pirate Henry Morgan, with the intention of looting the city. For security measures, for both the population and its property, the General Captain of the mainland, Don Juan Perez de Guzman, ordered the city to evacuate and blow […]

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Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences (Avenida Cuba and Calles 29 and 30, Panama City) – given that much of the country of Panama is covered in jungle with a rich biohistory, this is a modest museum, consisting of 4 rooms displaying some stuffed animals and geological specimens. Such animals include a jaguar, a harpy eagle, a […]

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Museum of the History of Panama

Museum of the History of Panama (Palacio Municipal Planta Baja, Old Town) – located in aPalacio Municipal (built in 1910, and housing mainly government offices), this is a modest museum that contains artifacts from the country’s history, going back to the Spanish colonial period. Some of the more interesting items are from the days when […]

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Miraflores Visitors Center

Miraflores Visitors Center (Panama City) – located just outside of Panama City, on the east side of the Miraflores Locks, the Miraflores Visitor Center is the ideal place to observe the Canal operations. From large balconies, visitors can watch as the lock gates are opened and closed for ships to start or complete their journey […]

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Interoceanic Railroad

Interoceanic Railroad (Panama City and Colón) — Traveling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in about 55 minutes, on the fastest train in Panama, is an unforgettable experience. Pass alongside the Panama Canal locks, see the historic Snake Cut and watch as huge ships maneuver to squeeze through the small locks. That is […]

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Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo (Avenida A, Panama City) — The Casco Viejo, or Old Town, is the name given to the place where Panama City was transferred to and re-established in 1673. Currently, the Casco Viejo of Panama is included in the list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO.  The Casco Viejo of Panama is a pretty […]

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Biomuseo

Biomuseo (Edificio 136, Calzada de Amador, Panama City) – a.k.a. Museum of Biodiversity, this multicolor structure, designed by well-known architect Frank Gehry and located at the Amador Causeway, houses a museum that focuses on the history of the isthmus and the species it engendered.  For example, the “Oceans Divided” hall highlights a pair of semi-cylindrical, […]