Free tour

Panama Viejo in 3 times: walking tour in the museum of the archaeological site

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: Spanish, Italian
Guru: Mirta
Registered on June 02, 2021

I am an archaeologist and I like to share what I have learned over the years. I have worked in museums and with visitors for a long time, which allows me to approach guided tours from a professional point of view, bringing a novel approach.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

The Panama Viejo museum explains the history of the city from 1519 to 1671, the daily life of its inhabitants and the architecture of the houses that were once part of the urban landscape of the first Panama. I invite you to meet him!

We will take internal transport, which we will take advantage of to take a look at the main ruins (La Merced, San Francisco, San Juan de Dios Hospital, Monjas, Compañía de Jesús and the Cathedral).
Inside the museum, we will talk about the indigenous people who lived in the area when the Spanish arrived, the foundation of the city, its growth, the composition it had in 1671 and what happened with the arrival of the pirates.
Finally, we will visit the rooms that show what the houses of the merchants of the time were like.

After visiting the museum with me, you will have the chance to stay on the site, continue enjoying the ruins but with much more complete information about the city that was Panama Viejo.

Come with me to tour its rooms, talking about archaeology, history, culture and Panamanian identity. I'll wait for you!

Meeting point: next to the entrance ticket office to the site, in the bust of the queen.

* Remember:
- The free walking tours are a guided tour in which you can decide how much to remunerate the guide within a general scale that goes from 15 to 50 USD per person (including cash, PayPal and Yappy),
- This visit does not include transportation to the site, the entrance to the Archaeological Park or meals, snacks or snacks. Ticket prices are in my photo gallery.
- If you want to include a visit to the ruins, write me before booking as the complete tour could take up to 3 hours and has an additional cost.
- Are you thinking about your schedule of visits to Panama City and don't know whether to include Panama Viejo? Write me and we can make a mini virtual visit so you can decide. Ask me how! ;)

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  • Meeting point:
    2G34+JPW, Panama City, Panama
    2G34+JPW, Panama City, Panama
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    I will be at the entrance of the archaeological site, next to the bust of the queen, with a black or gray hat.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Hugo 03 Sep 2022
Chacras de Coria
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
No duden en llamar a Mirta, arqueóloga que trabajó en la reconstrucción de las ruinas de Panamá viejo
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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