Discover the main museums to visit in Panama City

THE Panama City concentrates a extraordinary preserved heritage, culture, art and a past full of good stories. At the Panama Viejo, for example, where the first Spanish village was installed, there are impressive ruins open to visitors. At the same time, the Panamanian capital is modern and is home to one of humanity's most fantastic engineering works, the Panama Canal.

When visiting these places, whether they are part of the past or the present, it is natural that some doubts arise and the desire to learn more about the city. And there is no better place to get the right information about a destination than in a museum. THE Panama City brings together several museums in incredible spaces that offer everything from data on Panamanian biodiversity to important historical passages.

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Hiring a travel agency can be a great option for those looking to learn more about the history and curiosities of the country or even use a transfer service to save time during the trip. THE Panama connection It's specialized in receiving Brazilian tourists in the destination.

Discover some museums you should visit in a trip to Panama City.


Amador Causeway 136, Panama City, Panama

Photo: Editorpana / Wikimedia Commons

THE biomuseum It already draws attention at first glance, as it was designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, the same one who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. In addition to its very prominent facade, the museum is a space dedicated to explaining more about the geology, fauna and flora of the Panama region. It is a real space to understand the region's biodiversity and its influence on the entire planet.

MAC Panama

Calle San Blas, Ancon Panama

THE Panama Museum of Contemporary Art, MAC Panama, is the only museum specializing in contemporary art in the country. It has its own collection of around 600 works of art, being one of the most important collections of Panamanian and Latin American artists.

Museum of the Interoceanic Canal of Panama

Plaza de la Independencia, Calle 5a Este

Photo: Isaías Montilla / Wikimedia Commons

THE Panama Canal It is known as one of humanity's most incredible works of engineering. There is nothing fairer than concentrating in one space part of the history and records of one of the most important constructions in the world. Created in 1997, the Museum of the Interoceanic Canal of Panama presents the history of the planning, construction and operations of the extraordinary canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The museum is located near Avenida Central, in the heart of Casco Viejo.

Afro Antillano Museum in Panama

Calle 21 and Ave. Justo Arosemena, Calidonia

Built in a space where an old church used to be, the Afro Antillean Museum portrays the legacy of the Afro-Antillean peoples of Panama and the impact of the indigenous community on the country's development. Visitors can visit galleries and halls filled with images, stories and artifacts that show the role of West Indians in the construction of the local railroads and canals.

Patronato Panama Viejo Museum

Av. Cincuentenario, Panama

Photo: Magela Cabrera Arias / Wikimedia Commons

THE Panama Viejo was the place where the first Spanish town in the Panama. Currently, only ruins of Spanish colonial buildings from the 16th century remain, listed as UNESCO World Heritage. THE Patronato Panama Viejo Museum traces the history of the city's origins from that pre-colonial period. There is an impressive model depicting the village before 1671, as well as an exhibition on old maps and a space that talks about the role of pirates in the region.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Calle 29 Este, Panama

THE Museum of Natural Sciences displays examples of geology, paleontology and highlights the importance of protecting the country's natural resources, emphasizing endangered plant and animal species. The museum is divided into several sections, such as evolution, vertebrate room, birds, among others. The space also provides visitors and students with a small library, conference room and a laboratory.

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