Museo de Sitio Panamá Viejo
Founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila, the city of Panamá was the first European settlement along the...
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Museo de Sitio Panamá Viejo information
In the original settlement, this museum hosts an impressive scale model of Panamá Viejo prior to 1671 as well as a few colonial artifacts. Signs are in Spanish, though a brochure and tape recording recount the site’s history in English. An optional extra is climbing Mirador de la Torre, the lookout tower, though note that children under eight are not allowed.