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Casco Viejo is the “Old Quarter” in Panama City; the capital of Panama.

It may be said of many places in the world that a visitor would feel like they were, “stepping back in time” when they visit for the very first time. The Old Quarter is such a place.

Casco Viejo is a World Heritage Site and generally described as the historic center of a very modern city. It is also a popular destination on many Panama tours and features homes with unique balconies that are simply overflowing with flowers.

Casco Viejo Panama at night with people dining at an outside restaurant patio.

Many of the building structures in Casco Viejo Panama were built in the French style and during a period of strong French influence. The unique ambience of Casco Viejo resembles the more-famous French Quarter of New Orleans. Read more

Old Panama City in the nation’s may well be one of the best unknown jewels of Central America, if not the world; yet to be discovered by vacationing world travellers.

Panama City – The Capital

Some visitors to Panama City, the capital, have described it as a cosmopolitan metropolis, small in size but rivalling some of the world’s better known and favorite tourist cities. The city’s population is approximately half a million making it less congested and more attractive to visitors as well as new residents. Read more