Casco Viejo is known for its charming, narrow streets lined with beautifully renovated buildings. In Casco Viejo there is a nice “restaurant near me” in every corner
Casco Viejo is the historic district and cultural gem of Panama City. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Casco Viejo was established around 1673 by the Spanish colonialists, the Catholic Church, and other settlers.
Also known as Casco Antigua 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. Local shops sell traditional handicrafts.
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Stay in Casco Viejo
One of the regrets of visitors to Panama City is that they did not stay in Casco Viejo instead of the city center. The new town has a great list of modern hotels but if you really want to be part of Panama life its better to stay in Casco.
It’s unique, beautiful, and you’re going to end up coming here a lot anyway so you might as well stay here.
Visit Casco Viejo after the sun goes down
It will be empty during the day: If you’re visiting Casco Viejo during the day, don’t be surprised if you only see tourists around. Panama City is a place where people live and work so locals will not be out in the afternoon on a weekday. Come back at night to see the place come alive.
Experience the nightlife
Casco is where the locals head to party so if you want to experience the nightlife in Panama City, this is the place to be.
Just Wander Around
Casco Viejo is very safe with tourist police on every corner for your safety and to provide directions. Casco Viejo is the kind of place to wander around and get lost. Stop at a rooftop bar, have a coffee, or a raspao (Panamanian snow cone) along the way.
Restaurant near me in Casco Viejo
Casco Viejo has no shortage of fantastic, international and Panamanian restaurants. From local ceviche to Argentine steak, there’s something to please every taste.
But which restaurant to choose from so many options?
If you are looking for something different, Grapes Restaurant and Bar may be the place for you.
This award-winning restaurant has an excellent wine list, some of the best cocktails in town, live pianist every evening and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday it turns into a Supper Night Club
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