Casco Viejo, Panama City

Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
Feel the history as you walk through the streets of Casco Viejo, the capital city's oldest neighborhood. Built in 1673 to replace the original city (which was completely destroyed because of an invasion by the pirate Henry Morgan), the World Heritage-protected neighborhood displays some of the best-preserved examples of colonial architecture in the city. An abundance of churches and plazas give character to the area, while a good selection of cafes and restaurants make for pleasant places to stop and grab a bite to eat. To fully appreciate the history of the area, take a walking tour. You can plan Panama City trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • If you like History and Architecture, then add Casco Viejo to your list of things to do in Panama City. If you like Night Life and great places to eat, then add Casco Viejo to your list of things to....  more »
  • Amazing place to visit, great restaurants and pubs all over the Casco Viejo. The after hrs sites are great most in the main plaza con candles and umbrellas, most visit if you are in Panamá  more »
  • Four of us went to Casco Viejo via one of the PanamaVibes's tours and it was outstanding. We learned a lot about the culture and traditions of Panama. We highly recommend visiting this place if you...  more »
  • This is one of the best places to visit in Panamá mainly in the night with full Moon . You can see the Moon raising from the sea. I love this place.
  • Place with many museums, restaurants and history of Panama. Good place to buy souvenirs and to learn more about Panamanian culture and get see very old buildings. There are many great places to eat (lunch and dinner) and beautiful views of the city's skyline and the ocean.
  • One of the best places in the city
  • We have stayed here twice. The location is fabulous. The first time we stayed in 2018, the rooftop bar was just being built. We stayed again in Sept. 2019, the rooftop bar drinks and food were wonderful. Trying to sleep - not so much, but only on Friday and Saturday and if you want quiet, don't stay in Casco Viejo. Jareson (sp?) who I would call the concierge, was absolutely amazing, from our latte art drinks in the morning to our passionfruit mojitos in the evening. Jareson could and would answer any question we asked or tracked down people to get us an answer. While the hotel was lovely and in a very convenient location, it is Jareson who keeps bringing us back!
  • Excellent tourist site. Very pretty. It's very clean. Too bad they have not been able to get the "well cared for" as promised

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