Capital Of Panama, Panama City
The capital of Panama is a
modern, thriving commercial center stretching six miles along the Pacific
coast from the ruins of Panamá Viejo in the east to the edge of the
Canal in the west. The old district of San Felipe (also known as Casco Antiguo
or Casco Viejo) juts into
the sea on the southwestern side of town. Attractions include the 17th-century
Metropolitan Church, the Interoceanic
Canal Museum of Panama, the Plaza de Bolívar, the presidential palace, History Museum of Panama and the sea wall
built by the Spaniards four centuries ago.
Via España's banking and convention center district moves in counterpoint to
this graceful elegance of centuries past. This modern sector sizzles with the
bold designs of modern buildings and venues for sophisticated entertainment.
Panama City, as a major business center, boasts magnificent
the business person and upscale tourist in mind as well as attractive middle
range and budget hotels. Panama City is known for its lively
It all takes place in three sectors of the city:
The business district, Casco Viejo, the historic Spanish Colonial sector of
the city and spectacular Amador Causeway connecting a string of Panama Bay
islands with ocean and city views both day and night (Evening Tour to Fort Amador). The city offers a wide
variety of nightlife spots-bars, discos, pubs and
Panama casinos. Restoration and
refurbishment within the city has made Casco Viejo one of the city’s most
fashionable destinations for a night out. Elegant bars,
restaurants, and sidewalk cafe's are opening.
The charm of the old continues to be revitalized.
discoverer. Thanks to his discovery Panama was used as a link between Spain
Crown and the civilizations of South America. Through the Stems of Panama
passed Thousands of gold and silver from the lands of Peru.
Due to its commerce and represent a link between the Old and
the New World, Panama was always in the sight of pirates. The City of Panama
was destroyed in 1671 by the English pirate Henry Morgan. Today we will only
find ruins of the main buildings from that time.
George W. Goethals, Chief Engineer and President of the
Isthmian Canal commission, from 1907 - 1914, and the first Governor of the
Panama Canal. The marble monument was dedicated on Mach 31st, 1954. Its shaft
represent the Continental Divide and the hands on each side represent the
The Administration Building is a beautiful architect work. It
is located in the Balboa area, former U.S.A. military bases. Today is open to
the public to visit. The afternoons are a perfect time to enjoy in its
The Area of Balboa is really relaxing. It used to be military
zones, but today all belongs to the Panamanian Government thanks to the
Torrijos-Carter treaties. It is perfect to go and visit places such as The
Administration Building, Cerro Ancon, Handcraft Market, Balboa Theatre.
Panama City Avenida Balboa / Balboa Avenue
The closest avenue to the Pacific Ocean. Relaxing, with malls,
restaurants, hotels and a spectacular view of the city. Enjoy it on your next
vacation to Panama City.
Centro Bancario / Banking Center
Did you know that Panama City has the most important in America
and the World's Second largest Banking Center? In Panama there are branches of
more than 80 International banks. The official coin is the American Dollar and
for this reason the inversions increases annually.
Iglesia del Carmen / Carmen Church
In the center of the city, on one of the most important
Avenues, Central Espana you will find this important
Church. Built in the last century.
It is one of the oldest and most important churches in the
City. It's style and architect design is a perfect example of the Gothic
Surrounded by banks and shopping centers you'll find The
National Sanctuary. For it's beauty it is one of the favorite churches for
weddings. It is located on Samuel Lewis Galindo Avenue and 53rd Street.