Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, Panama City

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Learn about the history and the endeavor of building the Panama Canal at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, which traces a timeline from its initial French beginnings to its completion by the U.S. and its eventual handover to Panama. Experience a captain's-eye view of the canal with the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a typical ship, and explore what life was like for the construction workers who built this major feat of engineering. The displays are in Spanish only, but you can pick up audio guides for a small charge. To visit Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama on your holiday in Panama City, and find out what else Panama City has to offer, use our Panama City.
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  • Situated in the lovely old town, this museum is interesting. Sadly much of it was only in Spanish. Still worth a visit.  more »
  • The building itself is of historical significance but unfortunately the Museo could be improved. We don't speak or read Spanish so it wasn't very accommodating for us. While the exhibits...  more »
  • One of the best museums in Panama City. It’s wholesome, super well organized and interesting. The history it shows goes back several decades before the canal started being built to show how different migratory flows allowed for its creation and subsequent opening to the world. Definitely one of the best places you want to see while in Panama City besides the Panama Canal.
  • Definitely worth a visit. Awesome to see one of the most important canals in the world at work. Also very nice museum for some interesting background information. I highly advise to wait for a ship to come through the tight opening. Something you don’t see everyday!
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