Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo

Sightseeing: Legends of Casco Viejo

Walk around Casco Viejo with a local guide, explore the historic center and travel back in time to the golden days of this extraordinary part of the city. Our guide will tell you interesting facts and stories of love, glory and fortune, but also of intrigue, war and conflict. She or he can also advise you on where to eat and where to drink during your stay. By the end of the tour, you'll know more than a local! This is a tour made for lovers of outdoor walks, it is made for people like you, who yearn to find experiences with real local people.

You can choose between the booking options to meet your guide at the starting point or be picked up from your hotel or accommodation within the city area. Just make sure you select the correct booking option.

Also, we have enough umbrellas for everyone in case it rains, leave your worries behind.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Panama City, Panama City, Panama Province

Regardless of the option you choose when booking this tour, either starting at a meeting point or with the picking up option at your hotel or accommodation in Panama City Downtown. Our guide will welcome you and applying all the biosecurity protocols will guide you to this incredible time full of amazing surprises!


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Casco Viejo, Avenida Central, Panama City Panama

Casco Viejo (Old Town), also known as San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. We will walk around this part of the city visiting the main sites of this area and learning some history by the hand of our expert tour guide.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Tomas Herrera, Avenida A 9a Oeste, Panama City Panama

Departure Point

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Salsipuedes, C. 13 Este, Panamá, Panama

Enjoy a market of artisan products, traditional hats, dresses, souvenirs and discover the most incredible murals with graffiti in Panama City


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Iglesia Santa Ana Panama, Calle 14 Corregimiento de Santa Ana, Panama City Panama

Pass by this church destroyed by fire in the year 1854 and was completely renovated only in the twentieth century

Pass By: Cafe Coca Cola, XF36+9JQ, Av. Central España, Panamá, Panama

The oldest Panaminian Restaurant in Town

Stop At: Iglesia de la Merced, San Felipe, Panama City Panama

The Majestic Church of the Religious Order of the Mercedarians, which models the rocks of its original construction in the ancient city invaded by Henry Morgan and his cronies in 1671. Here you will appreciate the once entrance of the new city of Panama, the beautiful architecture that begins to parade before your eyes will captivate you. You will have the opportunity to enter the church and admire the religious art that has survived since the 17th century


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Mano de Tigre Panamá, PB Casa Casco, Plaza Tomás Herrera, Av. A, Panama City, Panama

Pass By

Stop At: Church of Saint Joseph, Avenida A y, XF27+HH9, C. 8a Oeste, Panamá, Panama

The legendary Golden Altar, which survived the looting perpetrated by Henry Morgan and his men, is today the subject of legends and admiration. Here he discovers one of the greatest Christmas nativity scenes in the republic.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria the Ancient, 7-53, Av. B, Panamá, Panama

You could not miss a visit to our Majestic Basilica Cathedral and its Plaza surrounded by History and beautiful buildings.


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Government Ministry, XF28+VPP, Av. Central, Panamá, Panama

Government Ministry

Stop At: Arco Chato, XF28+JM6, Panama City, Panama

Old Convent of Santo Domingo that preserves the remains of the most emblematic architectural piece of the Old Town at the end of the 18th century. Believe it or not, this same piece of architecture EL ARCO CHATO (Flat Arch), was the key during the Panama Canal negotiations between the United States and France.


Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Plaza Carlos V, XF28+FR9, Calle 2a Oeste, Panama City, Panama

Plaza Carlos V

Pass By: National Theatre, XF38+4PQ, Av. B, Panamá, Panama

The National Theater was conceived by the Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri in a neoclassical style. It was inaugurated on October 1, 1908. On its facade there are two sculptures that represent the muses of music and lyrics. We also found six medallions, which honor Wagner, Shakespeare, Moliere, Rossini, Cervantes and Lope de Vega.

Stop At: Paseo de Las Bovedas, Panama City Panama

The Monumental Ensemble of Las Bóvedas or Las Bóvedas is the name commonly known as the set of works that form the walls that surround the Plaza de Francia. The monumental complex consists of seven vaulted spaces that formed the system city defensive.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Palacio de las Garzas, Palacio de Las Garzas, Panama City Panama

The Palace of Las Garzas, is the seat of the President of the Republic of Panama. It also houses the Ministry of the Presidency and the Institutional Protection Service

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Independence Square, Calle 5 & Avenida Central, Panama City Panama

The Plaza de la Independencia (Cathedral Square) is the main public space of the Old Town. It was the space chosen by Panamanians to celebrate the great landmarks of the city's history, such as the independence of Spain and later of Colombia. The Plaza is surrounded by the main historical buildings such as the Cathedral, the Municipal Palace and the Panama Canal Museum. During the summer months she dresses in pink by the flowers of the trees that surround her.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plaza Bolivar, Avenida B Between Calle 3 & Calle 4, Panama City Panama

This small square is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, as well as restaurants and bars. The original name of the square was San Francisco, but in 1883 it was decided to change it in honor of Venezuelan General Simón Bolívar. In the center of the square you will see a sculpture of Bolivar standing under a great Condor with the legend 'The nations of America to the liberator Simón Bolívar.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: France Square, C. 2a Oeste 85-81, Panamá, Panama

You have reached the end of this incredible journey. Before, the Spanish military headquarters, then it belonged to the Colombian armed forces and prisons in our Colombian era, and finally in our republican era, at the beginning of the twentieth century, our nation honors the French effort for its gallantry in being the initiators of such a difficult project. As you walk on the walls facing the sea, enjoying the delicious breeze from the Pacific Ocean and delighting in shopping for handicrafts exhibited by the artisans themselves, we will end this incredible tour. You can decide if you want to return to our starting point, to take you by car to your hotel in the city or simply stay to taste the gastronomy of the area.


Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Near public transportation"
"Stroller accessible"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"



Duración: 2 To 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: American Trade Hotel & Hall, XF27+W89, Av. Central España, Panamá, Panama
Traveler pickup is offered
If you selected the pick-up option from your hotel or accommodation, we will always meet you in the lobby, just look for the PanamaVibes sign that the guide will be holding.


Ports

  • Terminal de Cruceros de Amador, Unnamed Road, Panama City, Panama


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • 2-3 Hours Hidden Alleyways & Passages Guided Tour of Casco Viejo
  • Small-Group for a more personalized experience
  • Professional and Licensed Local Guide
  • Learn about the history and events that shaped Panama
  • Explore several alleys and popular points of interest
  • Stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district
  • Umbrella if it rains
  • Entry/Admission - Plaza Tomas Herrera
  • Entry/Admission - Salsipuedes
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Joseph
  • Entry/Admission - Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria the Ancient
  • Entry/Admission - Arco Chato
  • Entry/Admission - Paseo de Las Bovedas
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio de las Garzas
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Square
  • Entry/Admission - Plaza Bolivar
  • Entry/Admission - France Square

No Incluye

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