Panama Viejo ("Old Panama"), founded in 1519, was the first European city established on the Pacific Coast of the Americas and was Pizarro's staging area for his attack on the Incas. Destroyed by the gold-seeking English pirate Henry Morgan in the late 1600s, the city was rebuilt a few years later on a more defensible peninsula and Casco Viejo ("Old Crown") was born.
Architectural structures in various states of repair survive from Panama City's turbulent past and offer afternoons of sightseeing among old brick, iron grillwork, and Baroque facades.
Coexisting with the gleaming skyscrapers ,Panama City owes much of its cosmopolitan and international flavor to the Panama Canal, the giant ditch that brings the world to the isthmus.
Visit some of the most important sites of Panama City starting with the ruins of OLD Panama - “Panama La Vieja”, founded in 1519, the first city and first settlement on the Pacific Ocean, capital of “Castilla de Oro” and center of operations for the conquest of South America. This city was built during the 16th century and was later partially destroyed because of the attack of the pirate Sir Henry Morgan in 1671.
We will then visit the Casco Viejo, a colonial area that represents the second Panama City, characterized by a very special architecture. Weather permitting; this tour will be a walking tour taking you through the “Plaza de la Independencia” with its Cathedral and the “Palacio Municipal”. Next visit the San Jose church and its Golden Altar. Followed by the “Arco Chato” and the “Convento de Santo Domingo”, home to the Religious artifact Museum. Head up the “Paseo de las Bovedas” into the “Plaza de Francia” and finish at the Plaza Bolivar, home to the national theater, San Fransisco of Asis Church and some newly remodeled homes. And at the end, but not less important, the Modern Panama City: Its Banking Area and other important sites.
|PRICE PER PERSON|
|US$ 110.00 (1 person)|
|US$ 55.00 (2 persons)|
|US$ 37.00 (3 persons)|
|US$ 28.00 (4-6 persons)|