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  • Address: Panama City, Pacific Coast & Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama
Panama City's oldest surviving neighborhood is also its most defensible, a tejas-tiled cluster of primly painted colonial buildings at the tip of a heavily fortified peninsula. These ramparts successfully protected the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After decades of neglect, Casco Viejo is finally being revitalized. New hotels and restaurants, some quite elegant, are occupying the centuries-old buildings. Iconic landmarks like El Arco Chato (Flat Arch), which may date to neighborhood's founding in 1671; the 1798 Metropolitan Cathedral; and many other pretty plazas, palaces, markets, and gold-gilt churches have been refurbished, as have the narrow streets, draped in flowery French balconies, which connect them. Well worth a wander.

Practical Info

While the Casco Viejo is well into the process of gentrification, surrounding neighborhoods are not - they are gritty.

Take a taxi, even during the day, unless you're quite comfortable with impoverished areas such as those that surround the old town.

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Panama City's Top Tour, Panama City, null
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Panama City's Top Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Panama City Tour will show you Panama is more than just a canal. Enjoy all the city has to offer on this 1 day tour though the old town, Casco Antiguo, the ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Panama City Tour And The Canal, Panama City, City Tours
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Panama City Tour And The Canal

Imagine the tales of Gallantry and Piracy that played out in the narrow streets of Colonial Panama known as the Casco Antiguo. This scenic, get acquainted, ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Panama City: Two Sides of San Felipe, Panama City, City Tours
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Panama City: Two Sides of San Felipe

See two different sides to Panama City on this guided 4-hour tour. Meet your friendly local guide and then set off for the upscale Spanish Quarter where the ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Half-day Tours
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Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 306 Reviews

See the best of Panama City — from sea level to hilltop, canal to islands — on this full-day sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable local guide, who will regale ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.99
Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill Tour from Panama City, Panama City, Walking Tours
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Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill Tour from Panama City

Visit Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill on a guided half-day tour from Panama City. The closest national park to Panama City, this tropical forest is ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $191.99
Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo, Panama City, Nature & ... 
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Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Eat and drink your way through Panama City’s historic Casco Viejo district, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter, which dates back to the 1670s and is ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.99
Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour, Panama City, Dining Experiences
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Get to know the Miraflores's Panama Canal Locks, the Panama Old Town and the Causeway of Amador on this 5-hour tour.

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Panama City Tour in a Traditional Local Trolley, Panama City, Half-day Tours
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Panama City Tour in a Traditional Local Trolley

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Travel around Panama City in Tranvíatour, a local traditional trolley. Together with a  bilingual tour guide, you will visit the Panama Canal Miraflores ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Panamá Nightlife Private Tour, Panama City, City Tours
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Panamá Nightlife Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

If you want to experience the nightlife in Panamá City, you will want to take this 5.5-hour tour. You will be taken to the best night clubs, casinos, ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour, Panama City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour

Visit Panamá City's highlights and landmarks on this 4-hour comprehensive sightseeing tour. Stop at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center to get an up-close ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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