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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.
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