Sights in Panama City

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Panama City sights include Panama Canal and an abundance of historic buildings. Panama City is the capital of Panama and it is a political and economic hub. There are many high rise buildings, office buildings and hotels in the city. The city offers modern tourist amenities and there are good communication systems in place. It is easy to reach the region via Tocumen International Airport.

The Old City

The Old City is a World Heritage Site and it is situated close to Pargue Lefevre. Take a stroll through the pedestrian walkways to explore the churches and attractive French and Spanish style buildings. To take in all the attractions of the area you need a minimum of half a day. This charming area has a lot to offer including restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops. Stop at one of the restaurants to enjoy some Tapas and a mojito. However, the prices at restaurants and bars in the area are higher than other places so this is not the place to eat if you are on a tight budget. The Presidential palace is situated in the old city. Another sight that is worth a visit is the Tower which also has an informative cultural center.

Vasco Nunez de Balboa Park

This small park is located in la Avenida Balboa. It is the perfect place to go to relax and the park is positioned near the sea. The park was built in honor of Vasco Nunez de Balboa who was a Spanish explorer and in the park is a statue of the explorer with a flag and a sword. Near the front of the park is a beautiful mosaic design that includes seahorse images.

Pargue Soberania

Located 15 minutes from Panama City, Pargue Soberania is a good place to go hiking through rain forests. This will allow you to enjoy the many natural attractions in the area such as caves and lakes. Birdwatching and fishing are popular activities.

Panama Canal

Panama Canal is a must see attraction which draws crowds of tourists. There are two museums which offer more information on the canal explaining both the history of the canal and how it was built. The Canal Museum is located at Casco Antiguo while the other museum is at Miraflores Locks.

April 17, 2010 change by jenna storm

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