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The bulk of Panama City attractions lie within the Casco Viejo area. A walking tour of the neighborhood, taking in just about everything of interest, will take around three hours. Another essential activity is to see the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal. Biking along the Amador is another popular activity, and if you just can't get enough ruins take a trip to the ruins of Panama Viejo.



Other Activity pages in Panama City that may be of interest: Casco Activities, El Cangrejo Activities, La Exposicion Activities and Casco Viejo Activities.








By Mike Karanicolas

Michael Karanicolas is awesome.

19 Jul 2008

 
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Mi Pueblito

A recreation of historical colonial and indigenous villages, Mi Pueblito is mainly popular among cruise ship passengers and domestic tourists. Some...

Historical Building
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill

A steep, 30 minute hike up from Mi Pueblito, this hill offers a commanding view over Panama City all the way to the first locks of the canal. The...

Hiking
Panama City, Panama

Punta Culebra

Also known as the Smithsonian Marine Exhibition Center, Punta Culebra explores Panama's geological, military and natural history. In addition to...

Museum
Panama City, Panama

Iglesia San Jose

Although this church dates back to 1677, it has obviously bee restored. The interior feels quite polished and new. It's worth a visit to see the...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Tiger's Hand Bastion (Mano de Tigre)

This crumbling ruin is one of the last remaining sections of Panama's 17th-century fortifications. As a historical site, it's not particularly...

Ruin
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Arco Chato (the flat arch)

Something of an archaeological curiosity, the Arco Chato is a long, flat arch that sits inside the crumbling remains of the Church of Saint Dominic....

Ruin
Casco, Panama City, Panama

Antiguo Club Union

This ruin was once an elegant neoclassical building. It was constructed in 1917 as the posh Union Club. It was later transformed into an officer's...

Ruin
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Museo Afro-Antillano

This small museum tells the story of the West Indian laborers that toiled to build the Panama Canal. It contains reconstructions, as well as photos...

Museum
La Exposicion, Panama City, Panama

Baha'i Temple

High atop the breezy “Montaña del Dulce Canto,” this elegant dome is one of only eight Baha'i temples in the world. It's a bit out of the way, a...

Other Activity
Panama City, Panama

Iglesia Carmen

This beautiful cathedral doesn't have the history of the cathedrals in Casco Viejo, but it is worth visiting to see the gorgeous stained-glass...

Historical Building
El Cangrejo, Panama City, Panama

Iglesia Compania de Jesus

Iglesia Companía de Jesús is a beautiful old church which, as of July 2008, was locked up for restoration. It's still worth walking by the check...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Museo de Historia de Panama

Museo de Historia de Panama is a small museum featuring paintings, artifacts and models detailing the history of Panama City. The focus is on...

Museum
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Plaza Herrera

This square of the city was cleared out by the 1781 fire. It was originally used for bull fights before being renamed for one of Panama's...

City Plaza
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama
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