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Casco Viejo

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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: 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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Nice club area

If you're looking for something to do at night in Panama City...take a trip to Casco Viejo. You can go to a bar or inside club, drink some and dance!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for something to do at night in Panama City...take a trip to Casco Viejo. You can go to a bar or inside club, drink some and dance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Feels like you are in a different time. Walk around looking at the different Arctic influence Panamá has had ove the year. Friendly locals and Police officer all over the place you feel safe.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Nice place full of history combined with nice modern small pubs... Very Romantic at night ..food is just ok and service will be slow in most of the restaurants Around this area so go when in great company and not in a rush to have a meal....while here I recommend The tantalo hotel roof top bar.....

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Was part of the city tour...Nice place...lots of renovation going on...at night the restaurants come to live..

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Vilano Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went during the afternoon and it was very hot and humid. The area is quaint and nice and would try again to go during the evening hours to see more of the restaurants bars and nightlife activities. We rented a car for our trip and I am glad we decided to cab it to the location as parking seemed... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Stormy and I took a number of trips, by taxi of course, to CV. This is an older section of town and frankly it shows its age. The streets are close and tiny. The buildings, many of which are crumbling, are of an older style. So why go? The fact is that CV is in the middle of urban renewal.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours with a guide walking Casco Viejo. It has that tropical worn and crumbling feeling New Orleans buildings do. It'd be fascinating to wander without a guide, but if you can manage one, you get a chance to ask all kinds of questions and get filled in on history and current events in Panama. Apparently, being... More 

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St. John, Virgin Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Be sure and stay in this part of Panama City. Charming and now being restored. Take a half day city tour to get the best of this old Colonial city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The area is compact so it can be seen on foot in just half a day if you're in a hurry, but it's packed with sights, restaurants, shops, and bars, so your visit can last as long as you like!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Allow time to wander and take in this original part of Panama City. The contrast of the restored building versus the run down, the great restaurants and central square, cathedral and of course, the views back to the new city and highway built over the bay.

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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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