Casco Viejo
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Can't get much more historic than Casco Viejo!
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Casco Viejo or Old Town/Quarter has so much to offer! Dating back to 1673 the Casco Viejo was built after the original Panama City settlement was set ablaze after 150 years to avoid sacking from the infamous pirate Captain Morgan. From 1673 until the 1950's it housed cathedrals, government buildings, and homes of wealthy Panamanians but since the 50's has fallen into disrepair. The area is on the rise though and all types of trendy bars, restaurants and hotels can be found among the 18th century architecture! The energy in the area is palpable from the street vendors to open air bars. Some of the best restaurants Panama City has to offer call the cobblestone streets home. This spanish colonial city is not to be missed!
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