Explore Panama City from our downtown location
From centuries-old cathedrals to modern skyscrapers, Panama City offers plenty to see, and the convenient downtown location of our hotel makes it easy to visit top attractions and do fun activities. The Panama Canal, sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World for its ingenious engineering, is just minutes from the hotel, and the historic quarter of the city is also nearby. If you’re looking for more modern entertainment, take the suspended glass walkway that connects the Radisson hotel to the four-story Multicentro Shopping Mall and the 4,000-square-meter Majestic Casino.
Historic attractions and landmarks
- Museo del Canal Interoceanico (3 km)
The Panama Canal Museum is located in a historic building in the Casco Viejo district and chronicles the building of the famous canal. Guided tours are available in English; be sure to call ahead to request a guide.
Phone: +507 211-1649
- Panama Vieja and Casco Viejo (3 km)
Discover the ruins of Panama City’s original settlement, built in 1519 and burned down by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic quarter, to see 17th-century churches, theaters and estates. Both attractions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Church of San Jose (4 km)
This cathedral in Casco Viejo contains the dazzling Altar of Gold. Thanks to quick-thinking priests, the altar was spared from pirate looting in 1671.
- Panama Canal (5 km)
This marvel of modern engineering connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is instrumental in global trade. Come see the locks in action, or visit the Miraflores Visitors Center to learn about how it was built.
Phone: +507 272-1111
Family attractions and shopping
- Multicentro Shopping Mall (adjacent to hotel)
Cross the glass walkway to this shopping destination that includes four floors of shops, ample parking, a world-class casino, a movie theater and restaurants such as Hard Rock Café.
Phone: +507 208-2500
- Parque Natural Metropolitano (3 km)
This wildlife refuge is just 10 minutes north of downtown Panama City. Walk along the rainforest trails and catch a glimpse of tití monkeys, sloths and a variety of tropical birds, or climb the lookout for beautiful views of the Panama Canal.
Phone: +507 232-5552
- Summit Botanical Gardens and Zoo (15 km)
Take the 20-minute trip to this historic garden that preserves beneficial tropical plants and gives visitors the chance to see endangered animals such as jaguars, macaws, tapirs and the harpy eagle.