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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Panama City
Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
+507 228-9828
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Casco Viejo is a typical old cental american area. You see the influence of the colonisation in the buildings. A walk around the area does not take too long, but is worth it. There is a lot of construction going on the moment, so this...More

Thank melb2102
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great visit to the Casco Viejo, lots of history everywhere. Nevertheless there are many buildings in renovation. A must see in Panama.

Thank Nestor Isaias Q
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful effort in trying to restore the second city of panamas past. A lot of history to be dealt with . the art deco american period bank - renamed the american trade hall is an amazing example that connects the city to the canals history.

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Casco Viejo is the old part of Panama City and is a great place to visit! Lots of good restaurants and some decent places to stay. It is being gentrified, currently, and a lot of restoration is in progress. Casco Viejo was built after the...More

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely the only part of the city I would choose to stay. All the best restaurants, great architecture and stores all within 10 min walk.

Thank Istanbulapt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Colonial Spanish city is telling the story of her restoration!!!some buildings totally abandoned and or destroyed, some being restored, some restored like the Central Hotel where historic acts took place.Full of charming little restaurants and art and craft stores its worth visiting.

Thank Sherpa778046
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casco Viejo is a touch of Havana with the good fortune of investors, easy tourist access, varied and delicious cuisine, and attentiveness to a cl an environment. Dilapidated buildings hug newly renovated ones and respect for maintaining old facades offer promise of a bright future....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Casco viejo is a must see in Panama city, during the day has all the colonial history charm and full with small art shops and hipsters café, get on a rooftop and enjoy the most amazing sunset youll ever see.

Thank begonaruiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Casco Viejo is an interesting place to visit. There's still lots of run-down buildings but they've made huge progress over the past 10-15 years on improving the area. The history of the area is very interesting because it still has some old and new together....More

Thank axwtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful little city within Panamá city. There is a feeling of history as you walk through the streets and a clear French influence in architecture. Definitely a must to visit, narrow streets and quite a bit of remodeling happening.

Thank Amelia K
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Camille R
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Response from PanamaVagabond | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Camille R, there is Wi-Fi access available in Casco Viejo. You can use Uber or Cabify in Panama City. Both are better then using a taxi. With a data plan on your phone you can use the apps anywhere. Just be aware that... More
Leon H
8 September 2018|
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30 August 2018|
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Response from PanamaVagabond | Reviewed this property |
As with all things the answer is "it depends". Many hotels and guest houses have someone who speaks English. Larger restaurants that cater to the gringos will also usually have someone that speaks some English. Most... More