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Great place to pick up local crafts for souvenirs. You can watch some of the artisans making their items to sell. If you want a deal you have to work them down or just walk away. Lots of cometition in the area.
Only a few stall-holders were open and the place lacked any atmosphere or customers. There is nothing here that isn't available at any other souvenir vendor around Panama and you would likely find it cheaper.
I’m from Panama but I live here in the USA, the Panama Viejo Artisanal Market , have very good and decent prices, plus the articles that are sold there are hand maid by Panamamenias , not made in China, so for dose people that say...More
This so-called artisan market is situated right next to the visitor centre for Panama la Vieja (the old original Panama City site, prior to its sacking by Welshman, Henry Morgan, a notorious pirate in 1671). To be honest, Morgan would have found little of interest...More
I only stopped in because it is adjacent to Panama Viejo, ruins from the original Spanish settlement. The Mercado has nothing that you won't find in any number of souvenir shops around the city. Don't make a special trip or you will be disappointed.
This market is the best place to buy great quality Panamanian crafts at reasonable prices. Some Artists demonstrate their talents and all are friendly and helpful. I had a great time shopping with my family.
Very convenient location, just near the Museo de Sitio Panama Viejo and close to the area where the ruins are - three tourist spots in one city trip. Easy to get there by bs if you have a tarjeta. We took the bus from the...More
I love to buy art and crafts directly from the people who make them. While there are many places in Panama City where one can buy these things, it is not always clear the source.
The day I spent at Casco Viejo was truly a...More