Plan your visit
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Plan your visit

Visiting the Panama Viejo Historical Monument Complex is an opportunity to discover the history of the first city founded by the Spanish on the Pacific coast of the American continent as well as the remains of its Pre-Hispanic inhabitants.  Below we provide some advice for you to plan your visit.

Map of the Circuit

Plano Recorrido PV - esp

Click here to download a PDF of the Circuit Map


The circuit around the Panama Viejo Historical Monument Complex covers a distance of 1.5 km and can be done in 2 hours, including the museum, a walk around the site, and going to the top of the lookout.

The lookout is at the Cathedral Tower, it has a height of 30 meters and it allows the visitor to enjoy a panoramic view of the colonial city and the modern city.

The Panama Viejo Historical Monument Complex is located in Panama City, on Cincuentenario Avenue, in the neighborhood of Parque Lefevre (Southeastern area of the capital city).

How to get there
It is possible to access the Panama Viejo Monument Complex in different ways:
  • In a private car (rented or owned), driving down Cincuentenario Avenue.
  • In a taxi, from any point of the city, the most commonly used directions in the country are: Via Cincuentenario – Centro de Visitantes, a un lado de la Estatua Morelos
  • By bus, taking into account the following Routes:
Panama Viejo – Via Israel – Albrook (bus leaves from Balboa and from Albrook)
Panama Viejo – Seafood Market (bus leaves from the Seafood Market)
Panama Viejo – Cinta Costera (bus leaves from Albrook)
Albrook – Via Porras – Cincuentenario (bus leaves from Albrook and from 5 de Mayo Square)
Hours of Operation
Panama Viejo Historical Monument Complex and Museum
Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Administrative office
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Category Museum, Park y Lookout
Adults Nationals and Residents **
(18 a 54 ladys)
(18 a 59 gentlemen)

Adults Nationals and No Residents
(18 18 years and older)


Retired people, Pensioners
and Third Age Nationals and Residents
(ladies from 55 years old and gentlemen from 60 years old)


Children and Schoolchildren
(from 6 years to 17 years old)
National University Students and residents with a Student ID 3.50
Non-resident University Students with a Studend ID 5.00
**Promotion valid only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays exclusively for National Adults and Residents. 5.00

Remember: Request your ticket.  If you lose your ticket, you must pay for it again. You must only pay duly authorized personnel at the Patronato ticket booth.

Recommendations for the visit

Following these recommendations you will be able to enjoy your visit even more:
          • Wear comfortable / loose clothing / appropriate for an outdoor walk.
          • Wear shoes or sneakers that are appropriate to walk on dirt and stone.
          • Bring a hat.
          • Bring identification / passport or card.
          • Bring water or hydrating beverages, as the stands with visitor services are located at the far ends of the site.
          • Bring a camera.
          • Pack a raincoat or umbrella (between April and December, as these are the rainy months).
          • Eat a good breakfast before the visit (you can bring a snack and a beverage).
          • Insect repellent.
Don’t forget that this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with exceptional universal value, which means it must be conserved and treated with the respect it deserves.  Remember to not get onto any architectural element or climb any walls.
Photographs and videos for personal use are permitted, but any video or filming for commercial use must have a special permission from the administration, for which you must contact the administrative offices.
Contact: 2268925 – 2269364 – 2261757
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