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Casco Viejo

Central square located in Casco Viejo. Pleasant area surrounded by impressive old buildings. Small... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Good Area

Good little area to hang out for a minute. There can be a lot of people here so it could be... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Curtez151
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed March 10, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

You’ll likely pass through here during your visit to Casco Antiguo and that’s not a bad thing. Get yourself an ice cream and kick back in the square. Or visit any of the nearby churches, shops or museums.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Saranger
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Nice locaation to relax in which is away from all the massive car traffic in the cityhowever good for watching the people traffic instead. Always clean too

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mike w
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Independence Square is the center of the Panamanian pride. There is some beautiful architect to look at. As well as some nice gift shops to look at. Most days during the rainy season you will only have to deal with the rain for 2 to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank uhsigmanu
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The place looks nice but it's only a gazebo in an open space. It's calm on quiet days so maybe it is a good option to take a break and take photos of the cathedral in front of it. At night, the lights make it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MRCordova
Reviewed July 3, 2017

A nice plaza in Casco Viejo surrounded by plenty of pretty, old buildings. You'll probably stroll through here if you're in Casco Viejo.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

The buildings around are under construction so the square was empty and boring. Maybe at night more people.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank farmer_0n_vacati0n
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