Panamá Viejo

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Panamá Viejo, also known as Panamá la Vieja, is the remaining part of the old Panama City and former capital of the country.wikipedia
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Panama City

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Panamá Viejo, also known as Panamá la Vieja, is the remaining part of the old Panama City and former capital of the country. Together with the historical district of Panamá, it has been a World Heritage Site since 1997.
On January 28, 1671, the original city (see Panamá Viejo) was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The city was formally reestablished two years later on January 21, 1673, on a peninsula located 8 km from the original settlement.

Italians in Panama

Between 1586 and 1587 already there were 11 Italians in Panama, for naturalization and the right to stay in Panama.
From 1520 some Genovese merchants ruled the commerce of Old Panama (Panamá Viejo) on the Pacific Ocean for a century.

Henry Morgan

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On 28 January 1671, the Welsh pirate Henry Morgan attacked the city with 1,400 men marching from the Caribbean coast across the jungle.
In 1671 Morgan attacked Panama City, landing on the Caribbean coast and traversing the isthmus before he attacked the city, which was on the Pacific coast.

Casco Viejo, Panama

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Morgan's attack caused the loss of thousands of lives and Panamá had to be rebuilt a few kilometres to the west on a new site (the current one).
Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates.

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In 1671, the privateer Henry Morgan, licensed by the English government, sacked and burned the city of Panama – the second most important city in the Spanish New World at the time.

The Amazing Race 19

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the pit stop of the 19th season of The Amazing Race.
Panama City (Panamá Viejo)

World Heritage Site

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Together with the historical district of Panamá, it has been a World Heritage Site since 1997.

Pacific Ocean

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At the time, it was the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Ocean, replacing the two cities of Santa María la Antigüa del Darién and Acla.

Coat of arms

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Two years later, in 1521, the settlement was promoted to the status of city by a royal decree and was given a coat of arms by Charles V of Spain, forming a new cabildo.

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

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Two years later, in 1521, the settlement was promoted to the status of city by a royal decree and was given a coat of arms by Charles V of Spain, forming a new cabildo.

Cabildo (council)

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Two years later, in 1521, the settlement was promoted to the status of city by a royal decree and was given a coat of arms by Charles V of Spain, forming a new cabildo.

Peru

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Shortly after its creation the city became a starting point for various expeditions in Peru and an important base where gold and silver were sent to Spain.

Gold and Company

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Shortly after its creation the city became a starting point for various expeditions in Peru and an important base where gold and silver were sent to Spain.

Silver

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Shortly after its creation the city became a starting point for various expeditions in Peru and an important base where gold and silver were sent to Spain.

Spain

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Shortly after its creation the city became a starting point for various expeditions in Peru and an important base where gold and silver were sent to Spain.

Cathedral

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In 1610, the city reached a population of 5000, with 500 houses and convents, chapels, a hospital and the cathedral.

Piracy

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On 28 January 1671, the Welsh pirate Henry Morgan attacked the city with 1,400 men marching from the Caribbean coast across the jungle. At the beginning of the 17th century, the city was attacked several times by pirates and indigenous people from Darién.

Earthquake

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On 2 May 1620, an earthquake damaged many buildings in the city.

Welsh people

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On 28 January 1671, the Welsh pirate Henry Morgan attacked the city with 1,400 men marching from the Caribbean coast across the jungle.

Captain general

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Either Morgan and his army started a fire that burned the city or the Captain General Don Juan Pérez de Guzmán ordered the gunpowder magazines exploded.

Survivor: Pearl Islands

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The reward feast from a reward challenge in the 7th season of the CBS show Survivor was held at this place.

World Heritage Committee

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Timeline of Panama City

1519 - Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion de Panama founded by Spaniards.