Casco Viejo - Panama City, Country of Panama

Casco Viejo is still very much an area that is a reminder of a 3rd world environment, however the transformation has started, and many of the older buildings have now been modernized to portray the past with today`s expectations. We spent most of a day here, had an excellent lunch, bought souvenirs at the point, etc. I also paid very close attention to where I was and where I was going. Video clips give a good representation.

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Casco Viejo -  Panama City, Country of Panama


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John`s Comments
First impressions are not the best, but after really visiting the area one becomes more aware of the history, the actual reconstruction efforts of many of the old structures, the number of museums & government buildings. It actually becomes quite exciting to walk around even when there is so much of a third world environment.


John`s Recollections
Here is the most visited area in Panama, however it takes time getting up the nerve to visit. It took my wife several times before she stepped out of the taxi into what most would say is unchartered waters. Once there however and slowly making our way down to the point it became our most enjoyable trip while there. Museums, restored buildings, the presidential grounds etc. show a real commitment for improvement.
There is some similarity to Old New Orleans but with much more history.


Some more video clips   

Click for Video Clip of Casco Viejo Golden Alter

Click for Video Clip of Casco Viejo Shopping

Click for Video Clip of Casco Viejo Church`s/Government Buildings

Click for Video Clip of Casco Viejo Peninsula Walk

Click for Video Clip of Casco Viejo Reconstruction

Click for Video Clip of Casco Viejo Streets

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