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Plaza de Francia

Plaza de Francia | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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amazing palce

It was stunningly beautiful in the evening. There is so much history there that just captures your... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Victor H
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Plaza de Francia

Plaza de Francia is located in Costo Viejo and is part of the French history when they where... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Mireya Bernal W
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Called the “French Plaza” in English, this pleasant spot offers great views and a leisurely spot in which to purchase and savor raspados (fruity snow cones) on hot, humid days. Housed in this plaza is the elegant Instituto Nacional de Cultura (National Institute of Culture), which was among the sites used for “Quantum of Solace,” a 2008 James Bond film that supposedly took place in Bolivia and Haiti but was filmed in Panama. Formerly the Supreme Court building, the Instituto now houses a small theater and hosts cultural events.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
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“french embassy” (16 reviews)
“casco viejo” (47 reviews)
“old town” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza de Francia | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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"french embassy"
in 16 reviews
"casco viejo"
in 47 reviews
"old town"
in 17 reviews
"upper walkway"
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"french connection"
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"nice view of the sea"
in 2 reviews
"craft vendors"
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"market stalls"
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"panama canal"
in 21 reviews
"historic place"
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"arts and crafts"
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"panama history"
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"canal construction"
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"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"history lesson"
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"beautiful area"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

It was stunningly beautiful in the evening. There is so much history there that just captures your attention. I just wish i had more time you spend there!

Thank Victor H
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Plaza de Francia is located in Costo Viejo and is part of the French history when they where attempting to build the Panama Canal.

Thank Mireya Bernal W
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

This plaza is located on the southeast side of the historical district. You could see the Bridge of the Americas if you afre nearby this plaza.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

You can park , at no cost, before you enter tho all town if head towards the causeway. Its then an easy walk into the Old Town. Lots of historic Spanish style homes and shops. At the far end is this Plaza. Clime the steps...More

Thank david t
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Nice little parkette, history lesson, good view of waterway and excellent shopping of local crafts on upper part.

Thank 44Cheryl2015
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

You get to see the people of history in The building of Panama to what it is today, a very cosmopolitan city.

Thank jim s
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot of the city and just behind you can see the new city in contrast with the old city, you can also enjoy the walk and little souvenir shopping on the way.

Thank MicaThePassenger
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

It is nice to read the history of the France's first attempt to build the canal. Overall the history of the canal, Panama City and walking around are well worth seeing as part of the old city.

Thank Olym2010
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

I followed the city's map of tourist places in Casco Viejo, and this one of the places. It was also my favourite. It's a beautiful spot that gives you a great view, and is a touching tribute to engineers who died while building of the...More

Thank sgromoadriana
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Very nice monument to visit. This place honors the tremendous contribution that France had to the construction of the Canal. Most of us know about the Vicompte de Lesseps, designer and leader of the construction of the Canal but here we see other great French...More

Thank CarlosDavidov
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