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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 228-9828
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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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A walk in Panaman history.

Having visited this party of Panama city, I could see the gradual imrpvements, many once run down 19th century houses are restored. The churces are very interesting, the... read more

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Having visited this party of Panama city, I could see the gradual imrpvements, many once run down 19th century houses are restored. The churces are very interesting, the cathedral in particular (but under restariatioin right now). The museum for religious art is very nice (St. Dominic de Guzman - church)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing part of the city and part of the world, the first real glimpse of Europe entering the New World. It has intense beauty, and intense poverty, couple blocks off and it's scary. Nightlife is insane.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As part of a full day private tour of Panama and the Canal, I visited Casco Viejo. It is perfect to just walk around and enjoy the environment. Don't miss out on what probably is the best ice cream in the world - Ice Cream Shop of Granclement  

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is must see if you go to visit Panama. You can get there by City Sightseeing turist bus. I think this good option. You can spend there 2h or more.

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crambury, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This old section of the city is the only interesting area of Panama worthy of a few hours' walk. It has character and local interest, but needs a lot of work--capital investment and rebuilding--to become more of a tourist attraction. Buildings are literally falling down and walkways have dangerous holes. Much of it is simply a slum. But the churches... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I usually park my car in La Cinta Costera and walk thru the old quarter (Casco Viejo). Everyone is cheerful. Visit the interior of the churches in the daytime, take the time to visit the shops that offer original items found only in Panama. Go toward the waterfront, walk the elevated pathway that connects to Las Bovedas (The old prison... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful and interesting part of Panama City. So much to see and do. A must see by all who visit Panama City. Lots of restaurants, bars, shopping and wonderful sites that bring you back in time.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful area of the city, took a lot of photos since the view is amazing. Lots of places for lunch, and we did the bulk of our souvenir shopping here. Look for happy hour specials at the bars.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here while away in Panama. The area is full of rich history as it is the older part of the city. Very safe to be in. No worries on crafty business people. Lots of little bars and patios. Visited one near the water. Has a silver swordfish on the wall. The best mojitos I've ever had. Just can't... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe the only real history one can see in Panama. The area is not big but was fully restored to its original colonial style now home to many boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and many hand crafts stores,

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