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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 5072289828
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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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Nice walk and shopping opp

This is an area along the ocean front in the red street (old town) area that have vendors and artists. Prices are negotiable. Most areas have shade. There are some steps so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Prior Lake, Minnesota

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an area along the ocean front in the red street (old town) area that have vendors and artists. Prices are negotiable. Most areas have shade. There are some steps so maybe not wheelchair accessible.

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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking around the old city for a better part of a day. The streets are lined with old builings - many restored and many in a state of disrepair. It was interesting to see the contrast. Within the old city there are a few ruins - worth checking out. We enjoyed coffees and a lunch in the area,... More 

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Lantana, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A city within a city. Gorgeous architecture, shady squares, some of the best restaurants we experienced in Panama. Take a taxi or Uber parking is difficult. Leave time to wander.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyable walk around the old town to see the small streets and old architecture. Very safe. We went into two of the old churches, Panama canal museum, and walked along the water through the Indian handicraft booths which are lined up. All were worth visiting. Disappointing was we could not get to see the Presidents Palace, the streets around it... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We rented a lovely studio through Pstty's Casitas, close to the Merced church. All of Casco Viejo is fun and easy to walk around, seeing the transformation and renovation. We are so glad we stayed here rather than one of the big hotels on the strip. It felt safe, there was lots of history to explore, the food was fabulous.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing place. A combination between old colonial beauty, outstanding rennovations and parts that are still run down and neglected. Endless number of restaurants and bars

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Nassau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much of Panama City is run down, much of it is uber-modern. This, however, is the gorgeously restored historic centre of town. Easy to walk around, with plenty to explore. Plenty dining options, too. (Oh, and if you've ever played Assassin's Creed, you WILL be tempted to scale the buildings to perform a couple of air assassinations or similar shenanigans.)

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here and walked around the town. It was interesting to see the mix of new and old buildings together. I think it's great that the city is cleaning it up and putting money into it.

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miami. florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beautiful Casco Viejo area has been restored protecting it's original architecture. Great restaurants, bars and cafes are located everywhere with options for every taste and budget. At night it gets very lively. A must if you visit Panama City!!!

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little section of Panama City was very cool. A lot has been renovated so there is an interesting Mix of old and new still. Some interesting cafes and restaurants, brick laid streets. Worth the time to wander there for an afternoon or evening.

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