Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Panama City: Address, Phone Number, Casco Viejo Reviews: 4.5/5

Casco Viejo
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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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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More than 3 hours
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4.5
11,610 reviews
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3,805
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1,060
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167
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The Saltiest Traveler
Jekyll Island, GA120 contributions
Best Part of Panama City!
Dec 2020
We stayed in Casco Viejo for 2 nights during our 2 week trek through Panama. This place has such beautiful architecture. You can see and fell the history here. It is the most beautiful part of the Panama city hands down. Although we were visiting during covid and many markets and stores were closed there is plenty to see here.
Written May 11, 2021
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Maui-no-Kai-oi
United States114 contributions
Charming Old Town
Apr 2021 • Couples
Lovely area, we spent the afternoon going to the cathedral and walking along the sea. Beautiful architecture. Shops and restaurants (which were mostly closed) due to Covid, but we managed to get Panamanian hats and have lunch at a little bar. I would love to see this post pandemic- it’s really quite charming and so much history . Very safe and has a beautiful view across the bay to the main city. Absolutely worth visiting.
Written April 5, 2021
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SueMu
Brockport, NY122 contributions
Old city
Mar 2021 • Family
Neat to see the old city. Some buildings are beautifully restored and some are in shambles. Several beautiful churches. My teens were probably bored but was neat to see and a must see when in Panama
Written March 30, 2021
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Dr_A_M_C993
33 contributions
Relaxing
Feb 2021 • Couples
Great place to stay, relax and enjoy the culture, food and night life. This is a small section of Panama city in which you can walk everywhere. The security is very very good because the national police headquarters and the President's home is located here. The are many museums, historic squares, shopping, restaurants and bars all in one location.
Written February 23, 2021
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dccruisin
Panama Province, Panama20 contributions
Get a guide for Casco
Feb 2021
Casco is a nice place to walk around and enjoy the refurbished old buildings. There are several restuarants and snack shops and bars. It is well worth have a tour guide to tell you about the vast history here. Living in Panama this is one of the go to places to take visitors. Ask around to see the giant nativity scene. It is huge and set up year round. Have not been since the Cathedral was renovated. The Opera House has been renovated but not open because of Covid, but the online pictures look beautiful. There is a promenade area that have local vendors. Hopefully things open up soon in 2021
Written February 13, 2021
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John H
Florida27 contributions
Closed
Jan 2021 • Business
Nice walk in a Historic area .
I went there 01/21/2021 but everything was closed and only saw 4 other people on the walk
It was 6:30 pm and was greatly disappointed that nothing was opened
I did see lots of Uber eats motor bikes possibly getting takeout food from a few places
I think it’s better to wait until it opens up
It seems like a great area
Written January 23, 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,646 contributions
Great to walk around
Dec 2020 • Solo
This part is historical, churches with eateries, tourist souvenirs and best for wandering around here
Written December 11, 2020
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worldmaps
New York City, NY297 contributions
Nice Old Town
Nov 2020 • Solo
I visited during COVID days, and pretty much had the entire town to myself. There was still plenty of restaurants, shops, and churches for me to visit, and they followed strict sanitation rules. A place to admire architecture and history.
Written November 25, 2020
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MtnWill
Denver, CO80 contributions
Old Town with Narrow Streets, Courtyards and Cafes
Oct 2020
A visit to Panama City is not complete without stopping in Casco Viejo, the oldl settlement of the city right on the water, surrounded by defensive walls that protected it from unwanted intruders. It has a similar feeling to 'Old San Juan' in Puerto Rico for anyone that has been there. The neighborhood is easy to wander around in for an afternoon and you can become lost wandering the narrow streets among all of the local souvenir shops, art galleries and cafes. There are also a few boutique hotels to stay in if you like Casco Viejo, and lots of restaurants with a variety of international cuisines.
Written October 26, 2020
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Antya M
Greater London, UK43 contributions
Tony's Panama Tours - Lock and City Tour
Jan 2020
Lovely tour of the Old Town part. Pick up was timely and tour guide was fabulous. Highly recommended.
Written August 9, 2020
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