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The Old City

Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #4 of 125 things to do in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic walking areas, Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Fee: No
Owner description: This charming old community’s churches, pedestrian walkways and...
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Type: Historic walking areas, Historic sites, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The old city was certainly the highlight of my trip to Panama city. Its quaint, authentic and a great place to spend the day & the evening exploring the ruins & seeing the revitalization in progress. Some great restaurants and bars too. Don't miss tantalo's kitchen & bar on the 4th floor with a great view of the panama skyline... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Old Town is currently being revitalized and gentrified. The churches, squares, and buildings are being renovated. There are many shops, restaurants, parks, and museums to visit. Although it is being revitalized it is doing so in a tasteful manner and avoids the over commercialization that can be found in other "Old Towns" in various cities. It is a great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Its a great place to go for a wonder around and a nice view from the top of the tower you can climb. I enjoyed about an hour walk around the area but there's not too much to do. If you have seen ruins in Europe and castles this might not seem all that impressive. Its also a bit far... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

An interesting place from a historical perspective of old Panama. Ruins are very accessible but only gives a small glimpse of the original city, but better than nothing. Nevertheless, it's a place that one should visit if time permits while in Panama City.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

really enjoyed this area lots of shops/bars/eating..this is the place to just walk around and enjoy. Alot of nice picture opportunities also!

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I had so many wonderful meals & drinks in old town. You really can't go wrong. It is also very safe. Most places have a translator but not all, I didn't find it to be a problem. I can't wait to go back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Old City was a highlight on our recent trip to Panama City. This is not an easy destination to get to but well worth the effort. We tried taking the Metro and this would work but the area from the Metro to the Old City can be quite dangerous if you are walking especially at night. The alternative would... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed walking the streets of the old city while taking a tour with Ruth of Roadrunner. The old buildings that have been refurnished are beautiful and it was interesting to see the difference between the old empty shells that still stand and the majestic buildings that have been restored.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

the renovation that is ongoing is mind blowing, the style of architecture is being preserved and yet it now clean not seedy as it has been for a long time. Great bars, restaurants, music and history, lovely walkways...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Must see. Beautiful architecture and gorgeous walk on a boardwalk near the water. Old city is a great walk to do if visiting Panama!! Also great restaurants there as well.

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