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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 5072289828
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This charming old community’s churches, pedestrian walkways and historical...

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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beautiful neighbourhood. must see!

enjoy the breeze and the view of the paseos, very nice architecture and vibe. It has a lot of history. I would recommend staying in this neighbourhood if you can.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Managua, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

enjoy the breeze and the view of the paseos, very nice architecture and vibe. It has a lot of history. I would recommend staying in this neighbourhood if you can.

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Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed to walk this place. Shows us the firts steps of Panama on America the culture of them. there are many churchs and restaurants. first i recommend going on car then park this and walk around the place.

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Peoria, Illinois
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice area, with a good souvenir shop. But only two blocks from there are homeless folks sleeping on benches and men urinating in street. Overrated and not really worth the effort to get to.

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Thank TommyTheTravler
Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful old ruins. Famou gold church where the people hid the isthmus gold from pirates. Worthwhile seeing. Let your imagination soar over building standing in ruins..Was it a church, home, lookout for a pirate seige? Kuna indians come over in a canoe and sell their handmade wares,

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Thank LandL M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Casco Viejo is a place with lots of bars, restaurants, souvenirs stores, churches, museums, parks, hotels and hostels, discotheques, history and more. There are a couple of places where you can see the Pacific Ocean, The Americas Bridge and also the boats waiting to go through the Panama Canal. Panama Cathedral and the Presidential Palace is also located in Casco... More 

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Thank Gabriel O
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of Panama can be read in the walls of Casco Viejo... In fact if you look hard enough chances are you will find ties to every corner of the Americas going back 400 years...

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New jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly enjoyed the Spanish style houses and their balconies and the history. Very niceto see the Panama President's House. Looking at the NEW Panama City while standing next to those OLD houses is really something and not to be missed.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A mix of the old and the new. Great to explore on foot, wandering through narrow streets, finding hidden gems.

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Thank Constance L
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful old city and a lot of fun. Be careful not to get too far off the beaten path, and parking is not easy, but otherwise a wonderful spot to enjoy Panama City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a few hours away from the beach to explore all of the gems of the old city of Panama. It's best to get around on foot, take time to stop in the small boutiques and shops for authentic souvenirs.

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