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“narrow streets”(152 reviews)
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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.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Panama City
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Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed yesterday

Many restaurants and rooftops to choose from...Various ages and friendly environment. Don't miss this area when you visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thetadev
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this historic town, filled with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, hotels, stores, and historical buildings.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PipeEstrada
Reviewed 5 days ago

In addition to a visit to the Panama Canal, a walk through Casco Viejo (aka Casco Antigua), the original historic part of Panama City is a requirement of visiting Panama. I visited this area ten years ago and it was very seedy. Lots of renovation...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HughD79
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have lived in Panama for over 13 years and have watched this beautiful UNESCO city come back to life. It's full of cafes and bars, boutique hotels and such amazing history. Take a walking tour to discover and if visiting for the first time,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ICanTravelPanama
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a walking tour of the old city in Panama City called Casco Viejo, or Casco Antiguo. It has history, and the cathedral was built in 1500’s. And they are busy doing significant restorations throughout the town. However, the history is not very visible....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wanderlust1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite place to have a nice walk, eat at a good restaurant, see the old and beautiful city architecture of Panama, take pictures, buy handcrafts, have an ice cream, even stay in one of the hotels around or join the best nightclubs. Super safe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank claudiotok
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a delightful time wandering the streets of this historic section of Panama City with friends. Sure, there's some touristy stuff, but the buildings architecture and legit shopping opportunities made this a great experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the narrow streets. They are restoring many historic buildings that will be beautiful. Many eclectic restaurants and a local market at the far end where locals sell their crafts.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mer4555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time en El techo de casa casco. The house of the helmet has great drinks and king Brian is the best waiter.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Adam E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old town with very special monumental houses and beautiful churches, in the evening from rooftop restaurants one has amazing views.

Date of experience: September 2019
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blesdx4
14 February 2019|
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Response from Salienan | Reviewed this property |
I used a self-guided walking app called GPSmyCity available on apple apps. Free guide works well and you can download the walk you want to take. Part of the area is rehabbed, some areas not yet. Go during the day and you... More
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911camiller
13 October 2018|
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Most pubs and restaurants have wi-fi connection, not only in the Casco, buying a local simcard is LOT cheaper than roaming.
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Leon H
8 September 2018|
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by mid day.
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