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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Panama City
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Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
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Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo is a neighborhood in Panama City that dates back to colonial times; and is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of the streets still have the original cobble stones; though some of the buildings are being revitalized. There are many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diana L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is a mixture of different cultures. There are statues all over the place and reminders of what went on in the past. There are good shops where you can buy lovely paintings and gifts many made by the indigenous people of Panama, who...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank halohaven
Reviewed 2 days ago

...other than the Canal, of course. It was moderately interesting, but if you've been to New Orleans or Charleston, you've seen something like that. . . .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank amnews6
Reviewed 2 days ago

It all depends.. If you want to go for an a day walk or a night out this is a good place to be. Please remember this is an UNESCO World Heritage site so everything is being rebuilt ad worked on constantly. It offers a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Javier D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many restaurants and rooftops to choose from...Various ages and friendly environment. Don't miss this area when you visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thetadev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this historic town, filled with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, hotels, stores, and historical buildings.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PipeEstrada
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to a visit to the Panama Canal, a walk through Casco Viejo (aka Casco Antigua), the original historic part of Panama City is a requirement of visiting Panama. I visited this area ten years ago and it was very seedy. Lots of renovation...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HughD79
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Panama for over 13 years and have watched this beautiful UNESCO city come back to life. It's full of cafes and bars, boutique hotels and such amazing history. Take a walking tour to discover and if visiting for the first time,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ICanTravelPanama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a walking tour of the old city in Panama City called Casco Viejo, or Casco Antiguo. It has history, and the cathedral was built in 1500’s. And they are busy doing significant restorations throughout the town. However, the history is not very visible....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wanderlust1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite place to have a nice walk, eat at a good restaurant, see the old and beautiful city architecture of Panama, take pictures, buy handcrafts, have an ice cream, even stay in one of the hotels around or join the best nightclubs. Super safe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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blesdx4
14 February 2019|
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Response from Salienan | Reviewed this property |
I used a self-guided walking app called GPSmyCity available on apple apps. Free guide works well and you can download the walk you want to take. Part of the area is rehabbed, some areas not yet. Go during the day and you... More
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13 October 2018|
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Most pubs and restaurants have wi-fi connection, not only in the Casco, buying a local simcard is LOT cheaper than roaming.
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9 September 2018|
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by mid day.
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