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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 228-9828
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This charming old community’s churches, pedestrian walkways and historical...

This charming old community’s churches, pedestrian walkways and historical plazas and palaces make it a must-see on any tour.

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Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo

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We were on a walking tour which led us quickly along crowded streets. I wish we had a lot more time to check out the architecture.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a walking tour which led us quickly along crowded streets. I wish we had a lot more time to check out the architecture.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For me, as a student of architecture, always amazed at the first structures built by the Europeans in the Americas.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old city of Panama is in the early stages of a total revitalization and gentrification. Try to see it before the transformation is complete. many amazing restaurants, night clubs, theaters and shops mixed between ruins of colonial buildings in varying degrees of decay and rebuilding.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casco Antiguo is the place to see and to be seen on Panamenian Night, lots of clubs and bars on safe environment.

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gentrification continues apace, traffic is horrible, but well worth the effort to find a hotel property in the area. Base yourself here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is really the most beautiful part of Panama City and well worth visiting for an afternoon and evening. It's an area within walking distance of Cinqo de Mayo metro station and there's a lot to explore in terms of churches, museums, shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Just wandering the streets is enough to get a wonderful feel of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Viejo today and we are so glad that we did. This old part of the town is one of the original areas of Panama City. They are keeping the history alive by requiring that any renovations being done keep the original facade of the building in tact. The streets are narrow and lined with balconied buildings. They remind... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting, glad I came, saw it, appreciated it, imagined potential, took photos and left...about 2 hours. Nice Panama, Poor Panama. Bad sidewalks, Terrible Trash. Help. Even with rain and gray clouds it could be so nice, again. Tall banks are not enough.

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Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a nice area to get lost in. The neighborhood is being rebuilt, always respecting the old buildings look & feel. There are many artists all around painting in the walls, canvas... I really recommend to go there for a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I walk the narrow streets and took in the sights. Even though it was raining we kept exploring. We found a nice restaurant and bar and drank caprianias. There was a concert in the plaza and young people were out. we took lots of great pictures of the architecture and enjoy learning about the Spanish conquerors. We... More 

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