Panama Viejo

Panama City, Central America

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Panama Viejo

UNESCO World Heritage Site Panama La Vieja, commonly known as Panama Viejo, is the site where Pedro Arias de Dávila originally founded the old Panama City, back in 1519. This was the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. Nowadays you can visit all that remains of the ancient settlement, which was burned down in 1671, by going in the eastern side of Panama City. Since most of the original city was made of wood, the ruins are not that extensive, but they are well-preserved and make for an interesting visit. The Visitor Center at Panama La Vieja has a collection of archaeological findings and information about the history of this invaluable place.

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  • Address: Vía Cincuentenario, Panama City
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