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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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Reviewed today

Considered the "old city". It is run down but is getting a facelift. The architecture is beautiful but crumbling. If you are unfamiliar with 3rd world cities, you may be a little sketched out by this place. Overflowing trash piles, funky smells and cops in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank m3213fisher
Reviewed yesterday

Casco Viejo is on it's way to become a first rate attraction in Panama City but for now there is so much construction/remodeling going on that it makes it very hard to enjoy during the day. I assume it is a different experience at night...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice tourist attraction. Safe and clean. However, this place was purposely developed as a tourist spot with too many shops and bars. I personally think Casco Viejo might be a good place to visit if you like shopping souvenirs or just need some pictures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryon W
Reviewed 3 days ago

While in the city we wanted to party one night, so the locals told of this area. It was great, cheap, $10 got us admission and open bar (on certain liquor), but higher end liquor was also available. During the day the area transformed into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tina1425
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have walked almost every street in the area. If you are a fan of architecture there are some stunning buildings that have been restored and some that you can see the were once great. Visiting just before Christmas was great, all of the major...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wilsongirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Colonial arquitecture surround you as walking through and enjoying boutiques, restaurants and cafeterias. The Canal Museum is also located there

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ximena Isabel R
Reviewed 4 days ago

After the beaches & the skyscraper city we loved getting into the history, food, good times, & rooftop bars in this area of Panama. Fantastic, welcoming people made this well worth a long weekend stop!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emory E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did a tour with Panamazing, from Dreams Playa Bonita. The architecture and the rich history of Casco Viejo is interesting. From brick/cobble lined streets, to newer restaurants tucked in amidst centuries-old buildings (there are several UNESCO sites), you can almost step back in time. Only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Casco viejo or the old town of Panama City is filled with new houses side by side with old, crumbling houses from times past. You can find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars in this area. Definitely a main hub of nightlife activity but during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikeo621
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful old buildings being restored great restaurants, loved the golden frog restaurant great pizza, negociate a price for taxi before getting in we got ripped off paid triple of what it should have been $15 first night for a 5 km ride , next night...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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13 October 2018|
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Response from MaeMae911 | Reviewed this property |
All the pubs and restaurants have free WiFi. I do have an international plan on my phone, but use free WiFi when I can. It’s all over...
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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