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“Learned Alot and a very knowledgeable onsite guide”

Sitio Barriles Museum
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Volcan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

There seems to be great history to be learned here. The caretakers were very passionate about the property and its richness. Worth making a decent donation. I do not think this place gets as many visitors as it deserves.

Thank alexis b
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is an exceptional site. The artifacts are on site, and many are in situ. 5,000 years of habitation. Surprisingly, there is strong evidence African and Asian cultures lived side by side in perfect harmony during some of the time the site was occupied. The guide, whose American grandfather bought the land for coffee farming long ago, is well educated and exceptionally knowledgeable. This was the highlight of my entire trip to Panama! I LOVED this place.

3  Thank wendy90292
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Sadly the best parts of Sitio Barriles are in the National Museum in Panama City. Fortunately, I have seen the great and mysterious treasures that came from Barriles. Hopefully the government will one day return these
amazing statues back to Barriles where they belong, and then this museum will be an even more amazing place to vist and experience.

1  Thank David D
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

This is a great attraction that is run by a family who has been on the finca for generations. Don't miss this!

1  Thank suhzee
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

I was there in 2008, not 2012. I have a background in anthropology with just a bit of archeology, but I was impressed with the care the private owners had taken to not just "dig things up." It appeared that the excavations had been conducted in a professional manner.

Thank John R P
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