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WHAT TO DO IN PANAMA: CITY

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WHAT TO DO IN PANAMA: CITY
WHAT TO DO IN PANAMA: CITY (Courtesy of Visit Panama)


WHAT TO DO IN PANAMA:

CITY


Panama is a cosmopolitan and dynamic city where the modern and the colonial come together to create a happy and vibrant atmosphere. In love with the peaceful sea with which it was born, it has risen from its shores to the heights of heaven in towering skyscrapers, many of which are now icons known throughout the world.


The city of Panama is a shopping center recognized internationally for its wide range of brands and variety of products from all over the world.

Soberanía National Park, Panama City
Soberanía National Park, Panama City (Courtesy of Visit Panama)

Biomuseo,  Amador Causeway
Biomuseo, Amador Causeway (Courtesy of Visit Panama)

Panama Viejo
Panama Viejo (Courtesy of Visit Panama)


Soberanía National Park, Panama City
Pipeline Road is wonderful for a hike at any time of the year, located at the end of the town of Gamboa. Howler monkeys, Trógones, toucans, Morpho butterflies are regulars in this place. The bridges over streams in the forest are wonderful stops for a break and take a bite on the trail. You can do the mountain bike tour. The path of the plantation, offers a path with some inclinations, but easy hike, has a length of 6.5 kms of extension, the round trip is 13 kms. Along the trail you can find remnants of cocoa trees, rubber and coffee plants. The El Charco trail, which is suitable for the whole family, is located just 1 km away, after the Municipal Park Summit.


Biomuseo,
Amador Causeway

The Museum of Biodiversity is an exhibition of natural history located in Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) in Panama City. Their intention is to change the way we see, understand, preserve nature and its biodiversity. Its galleries tell the story of the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama 3 million years ago and how that emergence United continents and divided seas, changing life on earth. It has a cafeteria and souvenir shop. The Biomuseum is the only one of its kind throughout the region designed by the famed architect Frank Gehry.


Panama Viejo

Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, it was founded in 1519. Panama was the first city built on the Pacific Ocean coast during the Spanish colonial period in America. Its geographical position turned it into a golden transit point and the fabulous treasures of the American continent were sent to Spain and, therefore, it was also a coveted booty for pirates. In 1671, the city was sacked and destroyed by the famous pirate Henry Morgan. Today is a place visited by all those who wish to relive with imagination that distant era of mythical heroes and villains.


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