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Not sure why this place is even on TripAdvisor. It is a place where regular people work/live/shop... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Santiago, Chile
Long Walk, Cheap Shopping, and Regular People

Avenida Central is LOUD, and it's typical of many city streets. The street, which is now closed to... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Six-block-long pedestrian mall that is lined with shops and restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Not sure why this place is even on TripAdvisor. It is a place where regular people work/live/shop. Nothing trip-worthy here in my opinion. Just beyond average. Normal day-to-day living occurs here.

1  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Avenida Central is LOUD, and it's typical of many city streets. The street, which is now closed to all vehicle traffic, except for cross sections, starts at the Plaza de Cinco de Mayo and leads to Casco Viejo, or the newly gentrified section of Old...More

2  Thank ModAdventures
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The equivalent of visiting a Walmart in the USA to see how regular people live. Perhaps decades ago Avenida Central was home to traditional craft stores and fruit/food stands, but today this street is lined with appliance, electronics and cheap clothing stores. My guidebook suggested...More

2  Thank RebeccaB5342
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Most of the tourist places in Panama were relatively safe although care was needed. Avendia Central is a large street that connects Casco Viejo, the Old Town with the new more modern part of Panama and some areas are run down particularly on the outskirts...More

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Avenida Central is a long avenue connecting the old part of Panama city (Casco Viejo) with the new. From Plaza 5 de Mayo, where the last and most interesting section of Avenida Central starts, it is a pedestrian zone most of the way with many...More

2  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I think it's not a place for tourist - especially part of Avenida Central in San Miguel. We've walked the street from market Super 99 down to Casco Viejo and it could be very scary experience for some people. San Miguel is one of the...More

Thank wrudo
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was a fun way to spend the afternoon. While the shops themselves are a bit run down, it's a cool place to hang out and pick up a bargain, or some food. There are some gems hidden in some of the stores as well....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you are a traveler from Central America this is paradise for shoppers. If you are from anywhere else in the world, you won't find much to do around here unless you are looking for night life such as casinos and that kind of staff....More

2  Thank MissDWilson
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This so called pedestrian Mercado was quite useless. Mostly furniture stores, a few Clothing stores, not really colorful or lively. Don't waste your time.

2  Thank cubandido
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I spent a little over a week in this area and mostly walked around and looked and observed among other things I checked out places to eat - window shopping - casinos. It was very quiet on one Sunday and so I watched some young...More

1  Thank kc4ness
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21 July 2018|
Response from ModAdventures | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Empire! There are several places to find authentic souvenirs throughout the city, depending on what you're looking to bring back. If you're near Casco Viejo, there are several vendors selling molas, handcrafted... More