MUSEO DEL CANAL INTEROCEÁNICO DE PANAMÁ

+507 211 1649
+507 211 1649
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Built in 1874-1875 by a Alsacian hotel named Georges Loew, the Grand Hotel was bought by the Universal Company of the Canal inter-oceanic in 1881, to be the seat of its administration. The US acquired it in 1904 when they bought the shares of the new canal company. In 1910, he was transferred to the Panamanian government, which converted it into a central post office. Restored in 1997, he now hosts the Canal Museum. This elegant three-story building is a fine example of French style with its mansardaces, balconies and arcades. It is now home to the most beautiful museum in the capital, both for its cultural content and architecture. The history of the chartered isthmus, from the pre-Columbian era to the present. The focus is on the geostrategic importance of this land, where goods from around the world have been transposed even before the canal was built. You can easily spend two good hours to enjoy maps, illustrations and films that explain past and present issues of the inter-oceanic route, daily life at the time of canal construction, past relations between the US and Panamá, or the room devoted to the very history of the building. This museum is not duplicated with the Miraflores locks, they are complementary.

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MUSEO DEL CANAL INTEROCEÁNICO DE PANAMÁ

Plaza de la Independencia
  Ciudad De Panamá
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General note: 3.7/5
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musée très intéressant et bien présenté qui présente aussi des expositions temporaires. Il retrace toute l'histoire du Panama, donc bien plus que l'histoire du canal. A ne pas manquer. et de plus, il est climatisé, ce qui est bien agréable par la chaleur!
Notice filed on 05/29/2015 
3/5
Un très beau musée, très riche et très complet tant sur l'histoire du canal que sur celle du pays dans son ensemble. Cela dit, le problème est que la muséographie, par ailleurs très riche et complète, est particulièrement répétitive, avec de très longs panneaux qui couvrent quasiment tous les murs et donnent vraiment beaucoup trop à lire. Intéressant, mais un peu lassant à la longue.
Notice filed on 08/08/2011 
4/5
Très beau musée, grâce à ce merveilleux guide qu'est le Petit Futé. Il m'a permis de découvrir (partie religion), le syncrétisme existant dans ce pays. En effet, le guide dit que les curés bénissent leurs diables hautains des autochtones, alors que je croyais qu'ils bénissaient leurs diablotins.
Notice filed on 08/31/2010 

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