Welcome to the Casco Antiguo. That is what the sign says. Feel free to walk around and sightsee. There is a lot to see and history galore to soak up. Break out your camera and snap away. On every street corner there is something amazing to photograph.
If you stop by the Cultural Center known as Los del Patio, you will see a lot of original artwork by local and international artists. This one one of my favorites. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/los-del-patio-in-panama-city-panama-well-designed-travel-167056
I love to stroll around the Casco Antiguo and one of the places I invariably stop at is Galeria de Arte Indigena. They have an excellent selection of souvenirs, hand made crafts and paintings. http://cascoviejo.com/galeria-de-arte-indigena/
One of my favorite artists from Panama is Rolo de Sedas. His works can be seen sprinkled across Casco Antiguo on the sides of buildings, trash cans, a vendor’s cart, or just about anywhere you can imagine. This beautiful art piece can be found in Galerias de Arte Indigena in Casco Antiguo. It is one of my favorites. http://rolodesedas.com/artboutique.html
Another little shop that can be found in the Cultural Center Los del Patio is Tsi Tsu. Here you will find am eclectic collection of handmade jewelry and some really nice photos for sale. http://cascoviejo.com/los-del-patio/
Los del Patio is a quaint little place in the Casco Antiguo which contains several boutiques and an art gallery. You can find one of a kind handmade jewelry, unique art work, and even take art classes from the talented artisans. http://cascoviejo.com/los-del-patio/
Panama is the home of many talented artists. This is just a small sample of some of the artwork presented during the Festival Abierto in Parque Omar.
Many times during the year Parque Omar is the venue for many popular art exhibits. One of these is Festival Abierto, recently celebrated during the month of March.
Once a month on Sundays you can visit the Flea Market in Plaza Catedral. Check out the bargains, have a bite to eat, or just watch the people go by.http://cascoviejo.com/flea-market-food-fair/ http://www.panamanotes.com/2009Notes/index_files/a8d2216ca9c9b2f17208bfa9a166956e-17.html
Casco Antiguo is also known as San Felipe. In this area of town you can admire the street art painted by many local artists.