Independence Square

Independence Square, Panama City: Address, Independence Square Reviews: 4/5

Independence Square
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,753 contributions
Worth Seeing ...
Feb 2020 • Friends
I enjoyed this location, but did not realize it was Independence Square at the time. Regardless, really nice architecture. I would recommend passing by, if you don’t happen to do it by accident as part of seeing Cosco Viejo
Written February 26, 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,251 contributions
Bustling central square in Casco Antiguo
Feb 2020
There's always something happening here and the square is surrounded by important landmarks, so it's worth a visit.
Written February 26, 2020
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,629 contributions
Nice square
Feb 2020 • Couples
The day we were here they were going to have a 5K race that either started or ended here. It is a pretty square where Panama signed the papers for its independence from Spain. It is right outside of the Museo del Canal.
Written February 2, 2020
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,776 contributions
Independence Square is the same as Cathedral Plaza
Jan 2020
The locals prefer to call it the Independence Square as this was the place where Panama signed its Declaration of Independence from the Spanish Empire on 28 November 1821.
The square has a typical colonial layout, being bordered on all four sides by the most important buildings of the neighbourhood. One of them is the Metropolitan Cathedral, otherwise knows as the Mercedes Church.
Written January 16, 2020
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haktus
Zurich, Switzerland1,235 contributions
key part of casco viejo
Apr 2019
We liked the old centre of Panama very much and this square belongs to the very centre. It reaches out to the cathedrale, has a old style hotel on the other corner and many nice views.
Written October 15, 2019
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Wanderlust1954
La Jolla, CA324 contributions
Also known as plaza cathedral
Oct 2019 • Couples
Good meeting place and start of any tours of Casco Viejo. Good place to rest and watch people. It is surrounded by museums and government buildings.
Written October 8, 2019
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
Central Cathedral square
Mar 2019 • Friends
The Independence Square is a central square in Casco Viejo old town encircled with major tourist attractions like the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica and the Interocean Panama canal museum.
It's a classic Spanish colonial era rectangular type of square with street vendors, benches and trees around to rest and enjoy the beauty.
Written April 11, 2019
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
Casco Viejo
Jan 2019 • Solo
Central square located in Casco Viejo. Pleasant area surrounded by impressive old buildings. Small bandstand provides some shade. It can get crowded, so be aware of your possessions - although as with all of Casco Viejo, there is a heavy police/security presence.
Written January 28, 2019
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Curtez151
Santiago, Chile5,204 contributions
Good Area
Jul 2018 • Solo
Good little area to hang out for a minute. There can be a lot of people here so it could be crowded. One day was crowded, the next was a ghost town, go figure.
Written August 21, 2018
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yankeefan730
Burlington, Canada1,012 contributions
Nice spot
Mar 2018 • Couples
Our driver took us through Casco Antiguo on a city tour, making a special point of showing us Independence Square, an interesting oasis in some respects amid all the wall to wall traffic everywhere else. A park which is not only kept clean and tidy, but one which shows the Panamanian pride in the site.
Written March 10, 2018
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