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Address: Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 228-9828
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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I traveled back in time!

There are places you see in magazines, movies or else where that you wish you could see in person and this town is definitely it. It's one of the most romantic towns in Panama and... read more

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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are places you see in magazines, movies or else where that you wish you could see in person and this town is definitely it. It's one of the most romantic towns in Panama and even around the world. The buildings are well preserved. The people are very friendly and the food was amazing - don't skip this place!

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit Panama City you really should take a few hours to walk around this nice neighborhood, it is the most beautiful part of the city.Lots of beautiful buildings and churches.

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Combining ancient with renovated. We loved walking through the "first Panama City. Yes it has narrow streets and can be crowded. Walk! Enjoy the people the food and th culture. They are very kind and happy for you to visit.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rudy of Rudy's Tours drove us around the Old Town as there was no place to park, either for a walk or to have lunch. Fortunately he was very interesting describing the history and significance of the buildings and statues. The government apparently decided to use the police and military to clear out the gangs that infested the area. Restoration... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like walking around historic parts of cities that are steeped in history, then Casco Viejo won't disappoint. Make sure you have very good GPs maps or paper maps and give yourself plenty of time. Pro's: Beautiful quirky little restaurants, historical buildings, architecture from various periods Con's: Very busy with human & vehicular traffic, stifling humidity & heat, very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the endless supply of restaurants to the beautiful buildings this is a must see while in Panama City. Take a day and get lost. Just make sure to stay south if calle 11 as it can get kinda dicey in that barrio.

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is amazing to be there feeling the history of the old city of Panama and same time watching the towers like a small New York from the other side. An exceptional show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this area on my Christmas vacation in Panama. Visited the historic churches and landmarks in the area. They have a great variety of restaurants in this area. Plus, you can purchase all types of hand made souvenirs offered by the native Indians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old city built by the early Spaniards and are much alike another Latin America's old cities, just like Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. Have a lot of churches and history. At night is very concurred. We found a nice gelato store, they were amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is really gentrifying beautifully. The Panamanian government can be proud of the restorations and renovations taking place there.

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