The tour starts with the transfer to the Old Quarter of Panama City. It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, thanks to its eclectic fusion of colonial, neoclassic and French architecture. The walk invites you to discover the area by going over the squares, streets and gravel roads and by visiting emblematic colonial buildings, churches and palaces.
San José church is one of them; straightaway, you will reach Plaza Francia [Francia Square] a beautiful square due to its extraordinary location in front of the sea, at the end of the peninsula. Among the historic buildings surrounding the square, there are the Embassy of France, the National Institute for Culture and the Anita Villalaz Theater.
A few meters away, there is the Plaza Bolívar [Bolívar Square]. The little but attractive San Francisco Church and the sumptuous National Theater, the Church of San Felipe Neri and its adjacencies are close to the oldest house in the Old Quarter,Casa Góngora. The tour continues at the Independence Square is other of the bastions of the Old Quarter, it is commonly known as Plaza de la Catedral.
DURATION: Approximately 3 hours.
SCHENDULE: 4:00 p.m.
GUIDE: Private English-speaking guide.
INCLUSIVE: Transfer from/to the hotel, visits and entrances.