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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 5072289828
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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A must when visiting Panama

Very good to walk around and take in the sights. Lots of shops and restaurants with street vendors as well. A must for Panamanian visits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama

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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very good to walk around and take in the sights. Lots of shops and restaurants with street vendors as well. A must for Panamanian visits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's easy to find yourself "on the wrong side of the tracks" if you don't pay attention. Museums are nice but small (all literature in Spanish). Beautiful old churches and plenty of shopping opportunities.

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice with a lot of history. You can walk around and be safe. We only met friendly people, a lot of them pretending to be guides, and wanting money for every info. was funny enough..

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We spent our entire last full day here, slowly strolling along the streets, enjoying the buildings, popping into shops and stores, and resting with a cool drink along the water or when we were seriously hot immersing ourselves in some indoor restaurant with cool air conditioning. Only a $5 ride from San Francisco district (don't let the cab drivers tell... More 

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Grassobbio, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

old part of the city and you can see a lot of history with every corner you explore. There are federal police on almost every corner so you do get the impression that it is very safe. There are vendors and cute stores and cafes

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Casco Viejo or Casco Antigua was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The authorities are now forced to do something about the decrepit state of this old part of Panama City in order to keep the World Heritage status. Which isn't easy in this developing economy with lack of funding and high corruption. The restoration is an ongoing... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A must see when you visit Panama city. You feel like you go back on time. Great restaurants, awesome view of Panama City lights at night and you can but decent souvernirs for not much, but don't pay full price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We first visited Casco Viejo during the day to see where we wanted to go to that night after eating lunch at the Fish Market. I enjoyed the vendors that were set up with beaded jewelry. We came across Gatto Negro and saw a trip advisor posting on the outside of the window. The staff was great and seated us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Casco Viejo is a great place to go and experience what Colonial life was like in Panama city. With mostly Spanish influences, it will remind you of Cuba or Puerto Rico in it's architecture. The brick streets and most of the buildings remain original, at least the facades. Some of the buildings now host gorgeous boutique hotels and restaurants, shops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband loves history and I find it interesting, especially to hear the stories about fortresses and pirates!

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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 5072289828
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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