Panama City is the largest city and capital of the Republic of Panama, the southernmost country of Central America and North America. Considered a "beta" world city, Panama City is the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. It is also serves as the political and administrative center of the country.
What to see & do
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo is a non-governmental, non-profit, privately owned museum that features a wonderful collection of Panamanian art and works on paper by Latin American artists. The museum also occasionally has temporary exhibitions by foreign or national artists. The museum hosts guided tours for groups and schools and art workshops.
Panama Canal - Panama City is located at the entrance of the Panama Canal, the 77.1-kilometer ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The easiest way to go there is to the Miraflores locks, where you can watch the boats go by. There is also a visitor's center, a museum, a movie theater, and a restaurant in Miraflores.
Panama Canal Murals - Notable New York artist William B. Van Ingen created murals that tell the story of the construction of the Panama Canal. It was depicted into four scenes: the digging of the Gaillard Cut at Gold Hill, the building of the spillway of the Gatún Dam, the construction of one of about 80 giant lock gates, and the construction of the Miraflores Locks. These murals are exhibited in the rotunda of the Panama Canal Administration Building.
How to get around
One of the most efficient and convenient way of getting around the city is by riding a taxi. The taxis in Panama City are unmetered, but the fares can be determined based on your starting point and destination. There is a surcharge for every additional person. If you are unsure whether the driver is charging you fairly, they are required to show you a table that shows the fares if you ask. Another easy way to get around is by taking the much cheaper alternative, the bus service. Routes are written across the windshield of the vehicle. Special air-conditioned city buses called the MetroBus cannot be paid for in cash, so make sure you buy a fare card at the mall before riding one. The MetroBus stops are marked with an orange sign.
How to get there
Airlines that offer flights to Panama City include Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Air France, Air Transat, American Airlines, Aruba Airlines, Avior Airlines, Avianca, Cayman Airways, Condor, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, SBA Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, and Venezolana. These airlines provide operate from cities such as Toronto, Paris, Dallas, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Aruba, Mexico City, Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Denver. To fly into Panama City, travelers must arrive at Tocumen International Airport, 24 kilometers from the city center.
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