1) Panama Canal:
Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It is a 77.1 km ship canal in Panama. It is an amazing feat of engineering that has been described as a man made wonder. It is one of the biggest and most difficult engineering projects to be ever undertaken. It has been operational for more than 100 years and has interesting features.
2) Casco Viejo, Panama
Casco Viejo is an unique walled city consisting of 16th and 17th Century Spanish Colonial Architecture. It is a gem which was unknown to most of the outside world until 1997 when UNESCO named Casco Viejo as a World Heritage Site. It is a vibrant community consisting of a sharp contrast of old and new, local and foreign. It is a melting pot of many cultures converging in one place which is truly unlike any other. It is the second only to the Panama Canal as a tourist destination in Panama.
3) Bridge of the Americas
Bridge of the Americas connects the 2 land masses separated due to the construction of The Panama Canal. It is built by the United States, at a cost of $20 million dollars. The Bridge of the Americas forms an integral part of the Interamerican Highway and connects both North and South America. On the western side of the bridge, just after joining the highway, there is a rest stop out station situated on the right side. You can get reasonably good photographs from here and you can also visit “El Amador” which was a US Army Base prior to the transfer of the Panama Canal in 1999.
4) Panamá Viejo
Panama Viejo is the location of the famous ruins of former capital of Panama. It offers it visitors an amazing display of the country’s rich and vibrant history. It has a unique mix of Spanish architecture with finest display of American craftsmanship which gives it a distinct look that can be rarely duplicated anywhere in the world. Its old stone columns and ports still reflects the country’s rich history. Old Panama attracts a huge number of national and international tourists and also hosts a visitor center, museum, and a handicraft market.
5) Estadio Rommel Fernández
Estadio Rommel Fernández is used for conducting football or soccer games. It is located in Panama City and manages to reach the capacity of 32,000 spectators. It is the largest stadium in Panama and is often used for the Liga Panameno Futbol final game. In 1993, the stadium was named in honor of Rommel Fernandez who was a Panamanian soccer player and died in a car accident in the city of Spain of that year.
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