Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá, Panama City

Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá, Panama City (must see)

Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama is considered to be the best museum in Panama City, housed in a beautiful antique edifice. Long ago, this building accommodated the Gran Hotel and then the headquarters of French Canal. For every visitor to the city this is the place obligatory to stop at. The museum narrates the entire story of Panama isthmus from the times pre-Columbian to the arrival of the Spanish, followed by that of the French and then the Americans, with the highlights of canal construction efforts, until the present. Here, you can get a complete knowledge of isthmus as a world trade center.

The museum displays information presented in both English and Spanish. You also have the choice of guides who can give you bilingual tours. Interesting information and items, such as historic documents, multimedia and interactive exhibits, mock-household exhibits featuring day-to-day life throughout the canal history, as well as a complete floor of century-old stamps and coins including the prominent Nicaraguan stamp illustrating the erupting volcano which was delivered to the U.S. senators in order to prevent them from opting to construct the canal in that country, are on display. If you are a history lover, this place is a definite must visit for you and for those curious about the Panama Canal history.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays.

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Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá on Map

Sight Name: Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá
Sight Location: Panama City, Panama
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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