CASCOANTIGUO

Overview
The Casco Antiguo is not only an area rich in culture, but it hides many other surprises that you can discover with this tour categorized among one of the top points to visit in Panama. The Casco Antiguo is not only an area rich in culture, but it hides many other surprises that you can discover with this tour categorized among one of the top points to visit in Panama.Highlights- Tour of Plaza Tomás Herrera, Plaza Bolívar, Plaza de Francia and Plaza Mayor - Delight in the beautiful architecture of the Panama Metropolitan Cathedral - Admire the imposing Palacio de las Garzas or Presidential Palace The Casco Viejo was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1997. Today the enchanted historic city is a combination of Colonial, Art-Deco, Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Baroque architecture, among many others. On this tour of the Old Town, we will visit its main squares and churches, such as the church of San José famous for its baroque altar, carved in mahogany covered in gold leaf, next to the Plaza de Catedral. We will continue with the tour in the Casco Viejo towards the Plaza Bolívar, in this square the centennial Amphithetical Congress was signed, in the center of the square, we will see the monument in honor of the liberator Simón Bolívar. On the same site, we can see the church of San Francisco, the Bolívar Palace, Hotel Colombia, the church of San Felipe de Neri, The Heurtematte houses and the National Theater. To then continue through the Plaza de Francia or Las Bóvedas, which dates from 1922 and has a semicircular style with a neo-Renaissance influence. In the center stands an obelisk crowned with a rooster, a symbol of the French people. Surrounding this obelisk you can see the busts of the pioneering engineers of the canal, in addition to some arcades under which are ten plates that tell the history of the Panama Canal. At the end of the tour you will fall in love with this cultural center and you will want to visit the Casco Antiguo again on your own. Languages English and Spanish. Others This excursion is only available for clients staying in Panama City. For those staying in Hotels outside of Panama City, you will need to arrange an additional meeting point. Redeem informationVoucher type: E-VoucherE-voucher. Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.LocationStart point: Please reconfirm the exact pick up point and time with the supplier at least 24 hours prior to confirmed tour date.End point: Same as the starting pointScheduleOpening dates07:30 - 10:30Duration: 3 HoursGuide optionsGuide type: Guide