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7 Things to do in Panama City, Panama

Where to stay and how to have fun in the capital.

Things to do in Panama city

The American Trade Hotel

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Panama City

01 For an impressive panorama of Panamanian engineering, head to the top of Ancon Hill.

02 At Ego y Narciso, dig into grilled octopus and goat-cheese salad with figs, paired with a view of kids climbing the Simón Bolívar statue. 
Calle 3, Plaza Bolívar 

03 Designed by Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo features eight galleries with shows on Panamanian biodiversity.

04 Get to the Mercado de Mariscos early in the morning to see the frenzy of arriving fishing boats. In the afternoon, eat fresh ceviche at one of the streetside patio restaurants. 
Av. Balboa and Calle Eloy Alfaro 

05 Check out the free film screenings, concerts and dance performances at the City of Knowledge or just chill in the surrounding park.

06 To see how one of the biggest engineering projects in the world was built, rise through the Panama Canal locks with Panama Canal Tours.

 07 Located in the Casco Viejo, the American Trade Hotel (pictured) marries Spanish colonial and American art deco design in a landmark historical building. On weekends, sit down with a Little Demon (tequila, gin, grapefruit and ginger) to the tune of live music in the lobby bar.



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