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Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo

Panama City, Pacific Coast & Avenida Central, Panama City, Panama

The Basics

This neighborhood is an essential stop on any Panama City itinerary. Take a guided walking tour to see landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio de las Garzas, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and the National Theater. There’s a tour for every interest: Foodies can eat and drink their way through Casco Viejo, while those with an interest in the Panama Canal can combine a Casco Viejo tour with a visit to the Miraflores Locks.

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Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
$44.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Highly recommend
Our tour guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable about the city! We visited many spots with beautiful views, historic buildings and statues, and gorgeous churches. We would highly recommend this tour! 😊
Olivia_L, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Panama City

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Fun Barcrawl!
Nathalie, Jul 2022
Panamá Barcrawl - Old Town Casco Viejo
The Bar Crawl was awesome, even in the rain! We went to five bars, had different drinks at each bar, danced to all types of music, and made new friends! This was a great way to meet new people! I kept seeing fellow crawlers throughout my entire stay in Panama. The hosts were awesome and accommodated our group of 40 barcrawlers! Great job!!
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Rich in History
Danielle_L, Jul 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
This tour was nothing less than amazing Thanks to Rafarel our tour guide we enjoyed every single moment. He was very informative patient and kind. If you do not speak Spanish he is very good at translation. He took us to us an amazing food spot after the tour. I definitely recommend this excursion the history is rich and enjoyable. If you book ask for RAFAREL you will not regret I promise.
star-5
Alex is a superb tour guide and is extremely knowledgeable.
Bianca_B, Jul 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
Alex was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of Panama is superb and he is such a fun tour guide. We loved learning all about the history of Casco Viego and he knew just the right places to take us. He also had a great backup plan during the rainy season if we had any rain. He was also very accommodating of our two young children and stroller. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Must book!
travel, Jun 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
Alex was an amazing tour guide. Knowledgeable about the history of Casco Viejo. We even did shopping
star-5
Panamazing Bar crawl experience
Cortni_S, Jul 2022
Panamá Barcrawl - Old Town Casco Viejo
Our tour guides Nicole and Daniel were awesome. The bars and clubs were amazing and the birthday shots enhanced my celebration for sure. Highly recommended.
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City tour
Ryan_W, Jul 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
One of the greatest guys you will ever meet. Very knowledgeable of his city, allowing you to stop ask questions and socialize with the natives.
star-5
Great tour, Giovanni was a Awesome tour guide!
Quintanyamoat, May 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
Giovanni was a wonderful tour guide. I learned so much. She was absolutely a pleasure to tour with. Thankfully I was the only person on my tour and we spent the afternoon touring throughout Casco Viejo. I highly recommend you take this your and hopefully lucky enough to tour with Giovanni!
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Beautiful and educational
Offer_G, Jul 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
Richard was an excellent and friendly tour guide. We saw all the main highlights of the old city and got to hear about the history of Panama too.
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Fun time
Joelle_F, Apr 2022
Panamá Barcrawl - Old Town Casco Viejo
Daniel and Jessie were great hosts for the bar crawl, and the bars and club we visited were a good time. Daniel and Jessie really engaged with the group and encouraged everyone to be social. The process to get into each venue was seamless. We were in a group of about 15-20 people. If you have the time and are looking to explore the Casco Viejo nightlife, this is the way to do it!
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Great night out!
Cermantha_P, Jun 2022
Panamá Barcrawl - Old Town Casco Viejo
This was so much fun! The host were really welcoming and made is so comfortable. We actually ended up making pretty good friends with some of the other guests. Our initial plan was to leave early but we stayed for the whole thing because it was so much fun!
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Superstar guide
Barbara_D, Jul 2022
Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo
Leonardo was a phenomenal guide, extraordinarily knowledgeable, and very personable. When we met locals on the street, they referred to him as “the book” or “encyclopedia.” His knowledge was both vast and personable. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Panama!
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Dance Bar Crawl
Yolanda_W, Jun 2022
Panamá Barcrawl - Old Town Casco Viejo
Everybody was so nice and friendly we had a fun time Daniel and the ladies were awesome if I'm ever in Panama again I will do this
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Casco Viejo is one of Panama City’s most atmospheric neighborhoods: a must for couples, history buffs, and first-time visitors.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces; many of the streets are cobbled.

  • Sightseeing tours that include Casco Viejo can last from two to eight hours, depending on the activities included.

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How to Get There

While the Casco Viejo is well into the process of gentrification, surrounding neighborhoods are not. It’s a good idea to take a taxi, even during the day, or visit the neighborhood as part of a guided tour.

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When to Get There

It’s best to visit the neighborhood during the daytime when the majority of its attractions, restaurants, cafés, and shops are open. Some of the city’s top chefs have restaurants in the area—perfect for a dinner date—but this area tends to quiet down early.

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Attractions in Casco Viejo

For a relatively small neighborhood, there’s a ton to see and do in Casco Viejo. Learn more about the Eighth Wonder of the World at the Interoceanic Canal Museum, get a sense for the local art scene in one of several galleries, sip a cocktail at a rooftop bar, or shop for handmade indigenous crafts.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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