Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Panama City

BioMuseo

Celebrating Panama as the land bridge that has permitted astonishing biodiversity in the region, this museum is a visual feast. World-renowned architect Frank Gehry, who created the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spai…
Top Choice Museum in Panama City

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

This wonderful privately owned museum features the best collection of Panamanian art anywhere, an excellent collection of works on paper by Latin American artists, and the occasional temporary exhibition by a foreig…
Ruins in Panama City

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 Pacific. For 150 years it flourished as Spain exported Peruvian gold and silve…
Museum in Panama City

Museo del Canal Interoceánico

This impressive museum is housed in a beautifully restored building that once served as the headquarters for the original French canal company. The Panama Canal Museum (as it’s more commonly known) presents excellen…
Park in Panama City

Parque Natural Metropolitano

On a hill north of downtown, this 265-hectare park protects vast expanses of tropical semideciduous forest within the city limits, and serves as an incredible wilderness escape from the trappings of the capital. Two…
Public Art in Panama City

Panama Canal Murals

The story of the monumental effort to build the Panama Canal is powerfully depicted in murals by notable artist William B Van Ingen of New York. The murals are mounted in the rotunda of the Panama Canal Administrati…
Museum in Panama City

Centro Natural Punta Culebra

Ideal for families, CEM is operated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). This informative marine museum features two small aquariums and a nature trail through a patch of dry forest containing slot…
Museum in Panama City

Explora Center of Science and Arts

Mini travelers (and those young at heart) will love this museum dedicated to interactive learning. Six exhibition rooms explore such themes as electricity, sound, natural phenomena, the Panama Canal and more. Don’t …
Gallery in Panama City

Diablo Rosso

This gallery with biting social commentary and quirky folk art would be perfectly at home in Buenos Aires’ Palermo neighborhood. Check for art openings.
Museum in Panama City

Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial

Housed beside the ruins of the Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo, the Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial has a collection of colonial-era religious artifacts, some dating from the 16th century.