Panama Canal one of Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Panama City is the perfect base to explore the whole country. The city itself offers a huge variety of places of interest such as Spanish colonial ruins, green parks, museums, a breathtaking skyline and a good infrastructure of hotels, restaurants, convention centers and banking facilities. Close to downtown Panama guests can visit the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks and spend hours watching vessels maneuvering through the Panama Canal.
The historical center of Panama City is called “Casco Viejo”. It is a calm, charming district of narrow streets overlooked by flower decorated balconies of two and three-story houses. In the “Casco Viejo” lies French Park, a monument to the French builders who started the Panama Canal. Some superb museums are found in the “Casco Viejo”, including the Canal Museum, which traces Panama's history. On the other side you can find the Museum of National History and the old cathedral, with shiny spires inlaid with mother-of-pearl. In the San Jose Cathedral nearby is the gorgeous Gold Altar, intricately carved of wood and gilded with gold. Another attractive building you should not miss is the Presidential House.
At the southern entrance of the Panama Canal you will find the Amador Causeway. It is a beautiful and picturesque causeway, lined with palm trees and with magnificent views of both the Canal and the Panama City skyline - which remembers a lot to Miami. It was built from excavated material during Canal construction. Nowadays this flourishing tourist attraction offers great restaurants, hotels, shopping arcades, marinas and a convention center. The causeway is also home of the Marine Exhibition Center of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The excellent paved pathway is an irresistible temptation to anyone desiring a nice walk, jogging, biking or roller-blading meanwhile enjoying a beautiful view.
Furthermore daily international flights from the Americas and from Europe land at the Tocumen International Airport and leave to San Blas, Bocas del Toro and the Pearl Islands from Marcus Gelabert Domestic Airport.