Museo de Sitio Panamá Viejo
Panamá Viejo Ruins
The center of power resided at the Casas Reales (Royal House), a complex ringed by timber ramparts and separated from the city proper by...
Mercado Nacional de Artesanías
Panamá Viejo buses will drop you off at the Mercado Nacional de Artesanías behind the first remnant of ruins as you approach from Panama...
Parque Recreativo Omar
The biggest park in the city is filled with children, joggers and the occasional salsa class. Located in Omar, behind the San Francisco...
Cold as a meat locker, this upscale lounge is popular with 30-something Panamanians. It is more chill than other spots, but clubbers...
The long, open porch with high ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers lend a farmhouse feel to this Panama City institution. An open...
Museo de Sitio Panamá Viejo information
Lonely Planet review
The highlights are an impressive scale model of Panamá Viejo prior to 1671 as well as a few surviving 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.
The cost of entry depends on what you wish to see, with the higher price including both Museo de Sitio Panamá Viejo and a trip up to the mirador (admission US$3 to US$6, children US$0.50). Children under eight are not allowed to go up the tower.