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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 buildings” (292 reviews)
“narrow streets” (121 reviews)
“boutique hotels” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
+507 228-9828
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Reviewed yesterday

I love exploring and it feels like there are things to see around every corner. A small area of town with incredible views hosts new and the old. Nice parks and good food.

Thank Free2BeAli
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view is beautiful and I loved walking around the roads of the old city. There are many bars, pubs and restaurants, just watch out for the tourist traps. Taxis in Casco Viejo are insanely expensive, beware of the fact that the taxi drivers take...More

Thank Camikat1708
Reviewed yesterday

I hired a driver to take me to the old city and give me a walking tour. All the buildings are so amazing. Most are rebuilt and some are in the progress of being rebuilt. A few are original, all are amazing to see. Well...More

Thank WindowLes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Casco Viejo twice. One with a guide, wondered through many churches, shops, plazas. So much history!

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This area has been redeveloped over the past 20 years and is undergoing further renovation to take it back to its glory days. When the Cathedral is completed and the shoreline developments finished it will be even more special. Good hotels and restaurants, great views...More

Thank pg001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a Uber from our hotel to experience this price of history. Our Uber diver was very helpful with telling us where to go around and where to stay away from. While still a work in progress we walked around the streets and felt...More

Thank marsa3118
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is the best "happening" place for a night out in Panama. It rocks from Thursday to Sunday. During the day it's a nice place to visit but it is hot, so be prepared.

Thank Livio R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful old city with plenty of dirty corners, old buildings, renovated new buildings, cute coffee bars, beautiful restaurants, terrace cocktail bars, million stores with Panama hats and people who know how to take a couple of chairs out of their house and have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Another place on our list that definitely was worth visiting. Lot of history and friendly people. Will definitely recommend to people visiting Panama, this will be a must.

Thank peruvnpaty
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the historic centres I have visited in central and South America, Panama City definitely has the nicest and most preserved. The colours of the buildings and styles are inspiring as you walk by, the old churches and many great restaurants, bars, coffee shops...More

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31 May 2017|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know
Rodrigo B
27 April 2017|
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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