Casco Viejo is filled with good hotels, terrific restaurants, picturesque streets, and inviting shops. We always felt safe walking the streets. Check out the world's largest porcelain nativity set (700+ figures).
We hired a private car and driver that picked us up at the dock and took us to the canal museum and then dropped us in old town. Parking is a huge problem so we set a rendezvous time. We had about 2 hours in the museum and about 3 hours in old town. We loved the architecture,…
It was really nice to wonder the streets of the old town. I. Particular it was interesting to see the various buildings in different states of renovation and repair.
Nice to visit around 5pm. Do a little souvenir shopping and have dinner around 630pm in the square and enjoy the weather and the night views when the accent lights come on.
The buildings are a mix of falling down, empty and stunning. There are MANY souvenir stores and restaurants. There are people everywhere trying to get you to come into their restaurant or bar. We found the entire experience overwhelming and overrated.