At a Glance

The cosmopolitan banking metropolis on the canal is one of the oldest cities on the continent.

The first Panama City was founded on the isthmus by Pedro Arias Dávila on August 15, 1519. Panama Viejo or Panama La Vieja, as it is called today, became a victim of the greed of the pirate Henry Morgan as early as 1671, who had it burned down after plundering it. The ruins of the former “Queen of the Pacific” are located 8 km east of today’s city center. (read more)

Skyline Panama City, 2003, Panama

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