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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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Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo

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Cozy and beautiful but expensive

Casco viejo is a beautiful part of Panama City but the prices are extremely high considering that it is in Panama. Nonetheless the restaurants has amazing food so it was worth the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Casco viejo is a beautiful part of Panama City but the prices are extremely high considering that it is in Panama. Nonetheless the restaurants has amazing food so it was worth the money. However for souvenirs there are WAY cheaper places such as "el mercado de artesanía en plaza cinco de mayo".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful old town !!! The town is being restored so a lot of construction going on ! Lots for nice places to eat and lots of nice places to visit !

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Salida, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casco Viejo is becoming a charming area of touristic shops, bars and restaurants. There are still many derelict buildings in the mix for now, but the trend is gentrification. Nice for a strolling, shopping visit (on foot).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You could stroll forever in the narrow streets of Casco Viejo, hand in hand, looking up at the architecture,down at the cobblestones. Very romantic and beautifully renovated. Do not miss a night in a restaurant of Casco Viejo de Panama!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifully restored old houses, wish there was more of this historical glimpses in the world. One could walk around for days. And the restaurants are excellent, there are enough of these for weeks. And one should travel the ring road outside, to get the most picturesque view of Casco Viejo with modern skyline city in the background.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on a walking tour which led us quickly along crowded streets. I wish we had a lot more time to check out the architecture.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For me, as a student of architecture, always amazed at the first structures built by the Europeans in the Americas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old city of Panama is in the early stages of a total revitalization and gentrification. Try to see it before the transformation is complete. many amazing restaurants, night clubs, theaters and shops mixed between ruins of colonial buildings in varying degrees of decay and rebuilding.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Casco Antiguo is the place to see and to be seen on Panamenian Night, lots of clubs and bars on safe environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gentrification continues apace, traffic is horrible, but well worth the effort to find a hotel property in the area. Base yourself here.

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