Panama City Sights

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Area Bancária

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Narrow streets shaded by leafy tropical trees make the city's financial district a pleasant area to explore, though the trees are being...

Baha'i House of Worship

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Perched atop a forested hill 11 km (7 miles) north of the city is Baha'i House of Worship, one of the world's seven Baha'i temples (an...

Balboa

  • Town/Village

The heart of the former Canal Zone is quite a switch from the rest of Panama City, with its wide tree-shaded lawns and stately old buildings...

Cementerio Francés

  • Cemetery

The pastoral Cementerio Francés sits on the left side of the road just before Summit and serves as a testament to the human toll once...

Centro de Exhibiciones Marinas Punta Culebra

  • Museum/Gallery

Though it doesn't compare to the aquariums of other major cities, the Centro de Exhibiciones Marinas is worth a stop. It was created...

Centro de Visitantes

  • Historic District/Site

Start your visit to Panamá Viejo at the Centro de Visitantes—a large building on the right as you enter Panamá Viejo on Vía Cincuentenaria.

Cerro Ancón Summit

  • Trail/Path

The rain forest that covers most of Cerro Ancón is a remarkably vibrant natural oasis in the midst of the city. The best area to see...

Edificio de la Administración del Canal

  • Building/Architectural Site

Well worth a stop is this impressive structure set atop a ridge with a dramatic view of Balboa and the canal—a site chosen by the canal's...

Esclusas de Miraflores

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

The four-story visitor center next to these double locks provides a front-row view of massive ships passing through the lock chambers.

Gran Clement

  • Restaurant–Sight

Exploring Casco Viejo's narrow streets can be a hot and exhausting affair, which makes the gourmet ice-cream shop of Gran Clement an...

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