Casco Viejo Panama City

Casco Viejo Panama City


Panama City’s historic quarter is known as the Casco Viejo (also called the Casco Antiguo, which translates as “old shell”).

It’s spread over a small point in the city’s southeast corner, where timeless streets and plazas are complemented by views of a modern skyline and the Bahía de Panamá. The Casco Viejo’s narrow brick streets, wrought-iron balconies, and intricate cornices evoke visions of Panama’s glorious history as a major trade center.

It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997.

A stroll here offers opportunities to admire a beautiful mix of Spanish colonial, neoclassical, and art nouveau architecture. It is a lively and colorful place, where soccer balls bounce off the walls of 300-year-old churches and radios blare Latin music, even as trendy restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels welcome an increasingly stylish clientele.

In recent years, Casco Viejo— through gentrification— has become a tourist hotspot filled with restaurants, boutique hotels, and nightclubs; while also maintaining the multiple historical sites it has to offer.

Movie fans may spot a few places used as settings for the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace—Panama stood in for both Bolivia and Haiti in the movie, with the shell-like remnants of the Club Unión used for a party scene, and the National Institute of Culture serving as a fictional hotel in Bolivia (Daniel Craig actually stayed in the Casco Antiguo during shooting).

Please keep in mind that driver WILL NOT wait for you.

You have to specify Return Pick Up time when the driver Drops you off and Picks you up.


Pickup Date and Time

Customer Details


Pick Up Details Coronado Area

Latitude: Longitude:

180 characters left

  • Total: $0