Panama City and its Great Skyline
The city's skyline depicted in this travel souvenir from Panama can be easily recognized as your plane approaches Tocumen airport. By all means, Panama City is Central America's most modern city. The traveler will be impressed at its financial district where most of its most emblematic high-rises stand. Nevertheless, the city dates from the early Sixteenth century when Pedrarias Davila founded it. Its first name was Our Lady of Ascension of Panama and it functioned as a connecting point to explore South America, especially Peru. In fact, the majority of the gold and silver extracted from Peru and Bolivia was transported via Panama. In the Seventeenth century the city was attacked by pirates and destroyed. It was rebuilt a few years later in another site called nowadays the Casco Viejo.
Knowing More About the History of Panama
The traveler can know more about Panama City's past in the museums that are situated in its older neighborhoods. Some that are well worth visiting include the Museum of Panama La Vieja, the Museum of History of Panama, the Anthropological Museum Reina Torres de Arauz and the Museum of the Canal Interoceanico. Some important buildings and monuments that the visitor might want to visit include the Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama located and the Presidential Palace. If you a nature lover, stop by the Museum of Biodiversity where you'll have the chance to familiarize yourself with the extensive variety of animal and plant species that are found in this country. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.