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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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Historic and cultural experience

Casco Viejo should be a must to visit in Panama. I have visited in various occasions. On June 2016 I discovered it has been restored. Most historic buildings looks beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Casco Viejo should be a must to visit in Panama. I have visited in various occasions. On June 2016 I discovered it has been restored. Most historic buildings looks beautiful, clean and keeps its identity. Religious places as San Jose Church, monasteries, museum are a great experience for historic and cultural interested visitors. Many restaurants are available to complete the... More 

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Something old in a new town,but the restoration is not complete and in some areas there is nothing interesting.You can find lots of souvenir and handmade works

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A highlight of our trip to Panama city. So much history! Loved how the restorations are incorporating hotels, boutiques, bars, etc so that the area can be enjoyed. Felt safe even walking around at night

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Thank JoAnne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go to Panama without visiting the old section of the city. It is such a dichotomy compared to the modern area across the bay and worth seeing. There are some nice churches, hotels and restaurants (visit some of the rooftop bars). The streets are quaint and pretty with both old and new and lots of revitalization going on.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are lots of cops around, but it gets very sketchy very quickly if you go north of 11th street. Be careful if you try to walk up to the seafood market from Casco Viejo. Within old town, I didn't have any security concerns, but it was day time, so use your good judgement, especially at night. Probably the highest... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the time to walk the streets of Casco Viejo and visit the shops, restaurants, art gallery and coffee shops. Great views of the city from the bridge. You will recognize the French influence in the architecture with a slight resemblance to the French Quarter in New Orleans.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So quaint! We enjoyed walking from the New City to the Old and getting the flavor of Panama. Lots of restaurants!

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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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