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Casco Viejo

Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
+507 228-9828
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This charming old community’s churches, pedestrian walkways and historical plazas and palaces make it a must-see on any tour.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (626 reviews)
“narrow streets” (122 reviews)
“every corner” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
+507 228-9828
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Reviewed yesterday

The meticulous reconstruction of old buildings that are literally propped up by beams is underway. See it before it turns into Cartagena with the hordes of tourists.

Thank MtKiscoKid
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the original Panama City, Panama. This place seems to have it all, unless you come to Panama looking for a mall. Narrow streets, restaurants from cheap to somewhat pricey, several stores, and yes even a hat shop. It is worth walking through. Driving...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is amazing to see the resurrection of el casco viejo. Beautiful colonial architecture, a Panamanian treasure. What a tribute to the Spanish engineers who came to the new world to build! ( of course I won’t get into the evil of slavery that they...More

Thank prcesquire
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It isn't a must but quite nice. It has many cute coffees and little shops. The part was once ruined and now it's getting nicer and nicer. Also you have a very beatiful view from there over the skyline of the city.

Thank Hannes G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Casco Viejo is the historic part of Panama City, the "old" downtown. It is full of historic buildings and plazas, boutique hotels, interesting restaurants, and great places to shop. It is a tourist attraction, but it is also the site of important government buildings....More

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting to see the old town. It’s being renovated (I understood that the Pope will visit here in 2 years). The old town is really nice to visit, but also has quite a few run down buildings. The monument at the seafront is nice too....More

Thank ACS7091
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cacao Viejo is the old town of Panama City, Panama. It is worth the visit. Some very interesting resturants and shops. Nice to see Panama City, Panama is restoring and saving part of its history.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love seeing CV over a period of years as the roads are bricked and the old structures are repaired. The street art is always a favorite of mine.

Thank StuartandDenese
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got off at the 5 De Mayo metro station and walked to the coast. This takes in some quite run down streets (didn’t feel unsafe; plenty busy enough), some under a lot regeneration work, and local shops before ending up in the posh government...More

Thank TravellingBeans2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice place. Many original buildings, together with buildings, where many local live now. All in one mix. Many cars go through this streets, no entrance prohibition for cars. No dislikes, interesting place, many cafes and restaurants, good prices in USD.

Thank Raimonds R
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
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Response from oana112 | Reviewed this property |
Please check on google this name Chris Strassnig , he is a guy that provides guiding in german.
31 December 2016|
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Response from makemelaugh | Reviewed this property |
Taxis from the airport when you arrive to go to the hotel were $18 but its cheaper to get your own taxi to go back