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Panama City Turns 500 on August 15, 2019

Panama City, Panama, the Pacific coast’s oldest European settlement, will turn 500 years on August 15, 2019, an event that has not gone unnoticed by large media outlets such as Vogue and The Telegraph. Panama City 500 Though Panama celebrates 500 years this year, planning began in 2014 when the Municipality of Panama created the […]

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Museum of Panama City

The Museum of Panama City has become an integral component of Panama City’s 500 year celebration on August 15, 2019. The Museum of Panama City is an initiative that seeks to present public spaces as itinerant exhibition halls, with the aim of encouraging dialogue among visitors. This new cultural space will be an institution that […]

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Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama

Richard Quest, an English journalist best known for his reporting on CNN, recently launched a new video series called Quest’s World of Wonder, where he travels the globe to explore interesting places and meet fascinating people. Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama Traveling is not just about seeing places with the most likes […]

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Casco Viejo Museums

Founded by the Spanish in 1519, Panama City is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas that has been continuously occupied since its establishment. The original city center was located in Panama Viejo for 152 years. Following a series of slave rebellions, fire and pirate attacks, the city center was moved […]

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5 Little Known Facts about the Panama Hat

The Panama hat is an icon of Panama. They keep the sun off your face in an incredibly stylish fashion, as well as being a perfect souvenir for your loved ones back home. The Panama hat has been around for over 100 years. Theodore Roosevelt and his team proudly sported their Panama hats upon returning […]

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Where to Get Ice Cream & Popsicles in Casco Viejo Panama

Panama City is the ideal spot to take advantage of a cold treat. The Republic of Panama, located on the isthmus linking Central and South America, has a tropical maritime climate, where the daily high is around 32° Celsius (or about 89° Fahrenheit) and the daily low around 25° Celsius (or about 77° Fahrenheit). Panama […]

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Panama City Casco Viejo Walking Tour

Want to get to know Casco Viejo on foot? From Magnolia Inn, visitors are footsteps away from over 30 points of interest, where some date back to the 17th century. Check out the following Casco Viejo Walking Tour, where the Panama Tourism Authority has conveniently placed bilingual explanations (in Spanish and English) at every stop. Casco […]

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10 Best Restaurants in Casco Viejo, Panama (that are relevant in 2018)

Magnolia Inn Hotel and Hostel has been around for over a decade, bearing witness to the rise and fall of many a local restaurant in Casco Viejo. Here’s a list of our top 10 restaurants (that are relevant in 2018). 10 Best, Locally-Approved Restaurants in Casco Viejo, Panama From Panamanian street food to health-conscious traditional cuisine and everything in […]

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Panama & China

Panama – China relations, also called Sino-Panaman relations, made headlines on June 12th 2017 when the Republic of Panama established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and thereby severed ties with Taiwan. Jump to the following sections: Panama & China Establish Diplomatic Relations Juan Carlos Varela’s Message to Panama on the Establishment of […]

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Rana Dorada in Casco Viejo – New & Improved!

After three years of restoration, the Rana Dorada of Casco Viejo has finally opened the doors of its new location. Situated on Calle 9 Este with Calle Boquete, located just behind Magnolia Inn, the Rana Dorada features inside seating, upscale furnishing and decor, and an expanded menu, as well as valet parking. The Rana is a perfect place […]

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