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Tour of Panama's Old Town

Explore the remains of Panama Viejo, the very first permanent European city to be built on the shores of the Pacific. Founded in 1519 by early Spanish colonisers, Panama Viejo became an important base for further inland expeditions and a key port town in sending gold and silver back to mainland Spain. This guided tour will lead you around the remnants of churches, monasteries and towers, all dating back almost five hundred years. Learn about the fascinating history of this city from its colonization to the present day.

Over the past five hundred years, the city has come under threat from pirates, armies, earthquakes and fires but remarkably a significant amount of the original settlement are still standing. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, the old ruins are a must see on any trip to Panama. Your expert guide will lead you through the fascinating ruins and explain the importance of each building to the old city. Take yourself back in time to the true age of exploration and imagine the wonder that the early settlers felt when they first set eyes on this beautiful new continent. Explore the remains of Panama Viejo, the very first permanent European city to be built on the shores of the Pacific. Founded in 1519 by early Spanish colonisers, Panama Viejo became an important base for further inland expeditions and a key port town in sending gold and silver back to mainland Spain. This guided tour will lead you around the remnants of churches, monasteries and towers, all dating back almost five hundred years. Learn about the fascinating history of this city from its colonization to the present day. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Lobby. Departures from hotels in Panama City. Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the details one day prior to the booked date. Duration: Two hours. Start/opening time: 8am. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: This excursion is available only for clients staying in Panama City. Hotels outside of Panama City must schedule a meeting point directly with the supplier.