Driving in Style

I recently spotted this beauty as I toured the lovely streets of Casco Viejo.  It was parked in front of the San Francisco de Assis church awaiting  the bride and groom of a wedding that was in progress.  Now, that is what I call driving in style .

Bird’s Eye View

I recently had the opportunity to go up to the bell tower of the San Francisco de Assis church in Casco Viejo to take pictures.  What an amazing view!  I was able to look out over the city and see the contrast between the old and the new.  What a wonderful experience!

San Fransisco de Assis Church in Casco Viejo

There are many beautiful churches in Casco Viejo but one of my favorites is San Francisco de Assis.  This 17th century church sits right on the waterfront across from Plaza Bolivar.  It has just recently been reopened after a complete renovation.  

Iglesia San Felipe de Neri

Iglesia San Felipe Neri was completed in 1688 and is one of the oldest churches in Panama City. Over time it has been a school, a seminary, and a home for the elderly. It is located in Casco Viejo on  Avenida B and Calle 5. It is simply breathtaking.

Art Exposition

There is a beautiful exposition of Colonial religious statues and paintings in the church of Santo Domingo  where Arco Chato is located in Casco Viejo.  You are not allowed to take photographs of the exposition but I included a couple I took from the outside. Simply beautiful!

San Francisco de Asis

San Francisco de Asis  in Casco Viejo is one of the most beautiful churches in Panama City.  It is situated in the heart of the Casco Viejo directly in front of Plaza Bolivar.  It is currently being restored. http://cascoviejo.com/iglesia-san-francisco-de-asis/

Las Tablas

This quaint little church can be found in the small town of Las Tablas in the Azuero Peninsuala. If you want to experience what life is really like in a small town in Panama, this is the place to do it.  The pace is slow and laid back.  A traditional lifestyle and conservative view points […]

Temple Baha’i

The beautiful Baha’i Temple.http://www.newsroompanama.com/panama/3275-latin-americas-first-bahai-temple-is-in-panama.html

San Francisco de Assis Church

This tower is part of one of the most well known landmarks in Casco Antiguo.  It belongs to the San Francisco de Assis church, which is right across from Plaza Bolivar. http://cascoviejo.com/iglesia-san-francisco-de-asis/

Stained Glass Beauty: A Close Up

Here is a close up of one of the beautiful stained glass windows in Iglesia del Carmen.

Stained Glass Beauties

Here are some of the beautiful stained glass windows in Iglesia del Carmen.

Iglesia del Carmen

This is the interior of the beautiful Gothic church of Iglesia del Carmen. Most tourists that pass by it will snap a picture of the outside, however many do not venture inside, thus missing out on the equally amazing interior. http://epiac1216.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/el-carmen-church-in-panama/

Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama/Catedral Metropolitana

This beautiful cathedral can be found right dab in the center of Casco Antiguo. It sits in front of the Plaza Catedral.  It is definitely worth a visit. http://www.visitpanama.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1239:reencontrarse-con-la-historia-en-la-catedral-metropolitana&Itemid=595&lang=en

The Flat Arch Church

This beautiful stone church was constructed by Dominican friars and can be seen in Casco Antiguo on the corner of Avenue A and Third Street.http://cascoviejo.com/

The Golden Altar

This famous church is a must see when you visit the Casco Antiguo.  The altar is made of gold.  Legend has it that it was saved from being looted by the infamous pirate Henry Morgan when a quick thinking priest painted it black in order to hide its value. http://cascoviejo.com/   http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20060427223159815

Spectacular Architecture

This beautiful neogothic structure is one of my favorite churches here in Panama.  It is located near the Hotel El Panama right in the center of town.  http://epiac1216.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/the-beauty-of-a-gothic-church-in-panama/