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The Old City

Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
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As featured in 3 days in Panama City
Ranked #11 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is spectacular. They are constantly fixing it up. Good job Panama. We were impressed by the colorful buildings and the cleanliness.

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Orlando, Florida
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This place is in the entrance of Old Town, the nigth are very nice with live salsa music, also you most try the Mojitos are the best I try ever, is not expensive 7 usd each also the cover is 10usd per person. Very recomendable.

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new york
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

There are a some great little bars in this area and the nigh life is interesting, but the actual touristic sites are not that interesting.

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Massillon, Ohio
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Old Panama city is presently going thru massive restoration. Sure upon completion the city will be spectacular. The archeological structures are magnificent and one only needs to imagine the beauty.

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Longmont, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a very bizarre place. It is very pretty, but it's a mixed place. Some buildings are beautiful, restored, and great to look at. Others are still in process, covered in construction crews and scaffolding. Others yet are basically condemned. The restaurants and bars are the real draw here. They're all very good, but they're oddly scattered around, so... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I didn´t expect to see such a charming Old City. Crean, nice bars and restaurants. The arts and crafts sale on the street is worth it. If you enjoy taking pictures, this is the place! very unique scenes.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really liked this old town which really has a nice colonial atmosfere. Many charming little street, nice monuments and a amazing view on the sea. We have eaten at Cerveceria which is a nice place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the Casco Antiguo and so it was a pleasure wondering around grabbing coffee or a beer and generally soaking in the atmosphere. I found it surprisingly hassle free for a tourist spot and quite relaxed and so was a pleasure spending a few days here. There's a few places that look overly restored but bLanced by many... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not the safest place. I passed by a normal looking young local and he tried to kiss me on the streets. I dodged and tried to leave the area ASAP.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my favorite part of the city by far. If you can only go to one area, spend your time walking around here!

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