Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates.
It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997
Casco Viejo is the old city’s heart, popular for its lively dining and nightlife scene. Cocktail lounges, rooftop bars, and global restaurants line streets decorated with elaborate murals. Colonial-era landmarks include the twin-towered Metropolitan Cathedral and the waterfront Palacio de las Garzas presidential home.
Casco Viejo is a popular place to live in Panama City. Panama Relocation Tours offers Private Tours of Panama City, including the Casco Viejo area. You can see rentals available in Casco and Panama City.
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