Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo
Pic by Diego Vito Cervo | Dreamstime
Central America + Caribbean - Panama - Panama

Calle 5a Oeste, Panamá
8°57'08.0"N 79°32'04.2"W
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Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) of Panama is the place where Panama City was refounded in 1673. It is one of the fashionable areas and is full of restaurants and bars with a very interesting cuisine, although sometimes it’s not very suitable for all budgets. The neighborhood is full of narrow streets with classic colonial buildings mixed with modern or Panamanian style buildings. The best plan is to spend a morning or an afternoon (at least! opening your eyes and walking aimlessly through the streets. A good plan is to stroll through the area and go down to Central Avenue to see some of the Panamanian businesses until reaching the Plaza de Francia’s viewpoint. The Paseo de las Bóvedas is a good place to see craftworks. On the southernmost side, there is a good view of the Bridge of the Americas.
Near the neighborhood is the Seafood Market, a picturesque place where several stands serve a scrumptious ceviche. From Casco Viejo it is easy to reach the Causeway Islands, the piece of land that is at the entrance of the Panama Canal.


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