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Casco Viejo Things to See and Do

Don't miss Activities during your vacation to Casco Viejo . Scroll down to see the best attractions and sightseeing in Casco Viejo as rated by local experts, VIVA's on-the-ground professional travel writers, and travelers like you. 




 
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Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace

Nicknamed "Palacio de las Grazas" after the African herons that stalk its grounds, this modest but beautiful building is the office of...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama
Plaza BolĂ­var

Plaza BolĂ­var

Away from the bustle of Lima’s downtown lies the green park of Plaza Bolívar, flanked by three of Lima’s more interesting museums. Travel back...

City Plaza
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama
Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

This cathedral was one of the original structures from Casco Viejo. It was ravaged by fire in 1737 and again in 1756. The cathedral was restored in...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama
Teatro Nacional

Teatro Nacional

Fronted with busts of famous writers, this cultural center hosts operas, plays, ballets and performances of all types. The building is about 100...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama
Plaza Francia

Plaza Francia

This plaza is part of a monument honoring France's contributions to the construction of the Panama Canal. There's often a delightful breeze blowing...

City Plaza
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Plaza de la Catedral (AKA Plaza de la Independencia)

A great place to start on a walking tour of Casco Viejo. This plaza marks the spot where, on November 3 1903, Panama declared its independence from...

City Plaza
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Catedral Metropolitana

With its beautifully contrasting gray-and-black facade and white bell towers, this building is an excellent example of Latin American neoclassical...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Iglesia la Merced

This pretty church was constructed in 1680 after having been moved, stone by stone, from the previous site in Panama Viejo. It's a gorgeous facade,...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Iglesia San Jose

Although this church dates back to 1677, it has obviously bee restored. The interior feels quite polished and new. It's worth a visit to see the...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Tiger's Hand Bastion (Mano de Tigre)

This crumbling ruin is one of the last remaining sections of Panama's 17th-century fortifications. As a historical site, it's not particularly...

Ruin
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Antiguo Club Union

This ruin was once an elegant neoclassical building. It was constructed in 1917 as the posh Union Club. It was later transformed into an officer's...

Ruin
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Iglesia Compania de Jesus

Iglesia CompanĂ­a de JesĂşs is a beautiful old church which, as of July 2008, was locked up for restoration. It's still worth walking by the check...

Historical Building
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Museo de Historia de Panama

Museo de Historia de Panama is a small museum featuring paintings, artifacts and models detailing the history of Panama City. The focus is on...

Museum
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

Plaza Herrera

This square of the city was cleared out by the 1781 fire. It was originally used for bull fights before being renamed for one of Panama's...

City Plaza
Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama
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