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Jan 21, 2017

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is the "The Eighth Wonder of the World" and with good reason! It took 250,000 people from all over of the World more than 10 years to build it and it stands today as a monument of mankind's ingenuity and power of conviction.

 

The Canal is a unique experience, which can't be emulated anywhere else in the World. You will see 5,000,000-ton vessels rise and drop more than 50 feet as they make their way over Panama from one ocean to another, learn about the history and the future of this marvel of modern engineering.

 

Since its emergence from the sea for the purpose of uniting the Americas, Panama defined its destiny as the crossway of roads. Its privileged geographical position determined the construction of the Panama Canal; the greatest work of engineering carried out in the twentieth century, concluded in 1914.

 

After construction, the Panama Canal has functioned nonstop, allowing the transit of thousands of ships coming from all over the World. Since the Canal started operations, people come visit everyday to see how this monumental water stairway functions.

 

 The Miraflores Locks


The Canal is Panama’s top attraction among tourists and visitors. A tour to the Miraflores Visitors Center, located 15 minutes away of downtown Panama is a great place to learn about the waterway and a chance to see  big ships up close as they change elevation right before one’s eyes.

 

The center features a theater, three observation terraces, a gift shop, and a restaurant with a panoramic view of the Canal.

 

It is open Monday to Sunday, including holidays from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. This is a must see & do attraction!