Casco Antiguo

Panama City, Central America

Copyright: Matyas Rehak/
DESTINATIONS panama panamacity Do & See Casco Antiguo

Casco Antiguo

The historic district of Panama City, keeper of the city's traditions and history, is characterized by charming narrow streets, colorful buildings, exciting cultural attractions and an array of hotels, cafes, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and art galleries. No wonder people are coming from all over the world to visit this evocative little corner of the world. In 1673, after the sacking of Panama Viejo by Welsh privateer Henry Morgan, the current Casco Antiguo was chosen as location to rebuild Panama’s capital city. The new city was surrounded by a wall to protect it from further pillaging. An eclectic blend of French, Spanish and American architecture developed as the country evolved over the years.

Do & See

Panama City is a vibrant and dynamic capital, permeated by ancient indigenous traditions, surrounded by breathtaking tropical nature and buzzing with underground parties. Enjoy metropolitan living or explore the unspoiled natural environment.