The inhabitants of Casco Viejo are as varied as the kaleidoscope of buildings that make up this enchanting sector of Panama City. There is an eclectic mix of cultures, religions, nationalities and ages which is part of the magic that surrounds this area. These are the faces of Casco Viejo.
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!
I can not think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than strolling around Casco Viejo. There is a special magic about this place. It is like being transported back to the past to a time when life was simpler and more laid back.
This amazing Art Deco beauty is the Main Hall of The American Trade Hotel.This lovely building was originally built as a branch of the National City Bank of New York. It is now used to host events and can hold up to 350 guests.
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.