Free walking free walking tour through the walled city of Panama.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on November 12, 2019
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Tour description

The Old City or Casco Viejo is the name given to the place where the city of Panama moved in 1673. This city, designed in a reticular way towards the four cardinal points, was characterized by the agility of its streets and shutters, which was worthy of being considered a classic model of an Indian city. It is located on a small peninsula, surrounded by a mantle of rocky cliffs, within the current hamlet of San Felipe. In 1997, the Old City of Panama is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

These are the places that we will see in this Tour:
1. Meeting point Plaza Catedral where the tour begins with the participants and at this point the story begins.
2. Visit to the Basilica Mayor Santa María la Antigua recently nominated by Pope Francis at WYD 2019.
3. Visit to the Museo de la Mola on the history of one of the Panamanian ethnic groups.
4. Visit the golden altar in the Church of San José and see one of the largest nativity scenes in Panama.
4. Visit to the Jesuit convent
5. Visit to the Arco Plano and all its history that gave the yes to the construction of the Panama Canal.
6. Plaza de Francia and sighting of the mouth of the Panama Canal in the Pacific Ocean.
7. Plaza Bolívar and its monuments such as the church of San Francisco de Asís
8. Visit of the Nativity in the Church of San Felipe Neri .
9. Panoramic view of the modern city and the old city
10. We end up at the place where the tour and sighting of the presidential house in Panama began.

Biosecurity issues must also be maintained, such as always wearing a mask, a distance of 2 meters at some stops, physical contact is not visible.

Note: it is very good to bring a poncho or a cape in case of rain, sunscreen in case of sun and always water to hydrate, the weather in Panama is unpredictable, it is also good to bring a copy of your passport on your mobile with the stamp of ' entry to Panama and also the QR code of your vaccination card or a photo of it, if you take any drug bring it or tell the guide that you have to take the drug X at a certain time, a prudent person is worth x two!

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  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de la Independencia, Calle 5a E...
    Plaza de la Independencia, Calle 5a Este, Panamá, Panama
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    I wait for you in Plaza de la Independencia. In front of the Central Hotel

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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victoria 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Magnífico. El guía extremadamente conocedor
olga 13 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Jhonathan fue muy flexible y logramos un recorrido muy ameno a pesar de que tuvimos una fuerte lluvia. Muy recomendado
David 13 Sep 2023
Panama City

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Had a really nice tour with our guide Jonathan. Even though I had already walked around the old town quite a bit, Jonathan showed us so many cool little (often hidden) things that I didn’t know. Great guy, would definitely recommend
Elena 17 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
I signed up for a tour in English though only 5mins before the start so can understand why only Spanish was available. I tried the Spanish for a bit but was only getting dates and what things were made from (though not sure whether or not there was much more?) and also the guide kept starting each bit before all 4 on the tour were next to him. Gave up and made told the guide I was leaving. Whilst I was deciding where to go next, another guide approached me and said he’d been sent as the English guide. He was very nice, but gave the oddest tour I’ve ever experienced! The tour seemed to consist mainly of pointing out nearly every building we passed (“these are shops, this is a steakhouse”) and I was even shown into a couple of hotels though there didn’t seem to be much relevance to the city’s history. In fact I was given very little history and honestly doubted a lot of information… my doubts were supported a few times by some of the info, the worst being “this bar (inside the restaurant we were in) is called ‘Red Bull’”!!! Indeed, there was a Red Bull sign on the bar… the same as the drinks company 😂 I’ve done many walking tours, and unfortunately cannot recommend this one, despite the friendliness of the guide.
Gilda 16 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Excelente guía!
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