A bright, colorful sign of Panama provides a contrast to the dark clouds over Panama City
A colorful ice cream vendor at the Contera Cintra Park in Panama City rushes to avoid the impending rainstorm
Balboa Avenue is a trendy Avenue that runs along the bay in Panama City. Directly along Balboa Avenue is the new Cinta Costera, a biking and running path along the bay with beautiful monuments, landscaping, and playgrounds.
A bench at the park provides a relaxing view of Panama City.
A vividly conspicuous BioMuseo (bio diversity museum designed by Frank Gehry) adds color to the Panama City skyline viewed from Panama Canal
A colorful view of the Panama City Skyline from Casco Viejo
Avenida Balboa, named after Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, is the biggest upscale area of real estate development in Panama City, Panama and the most modern road in the country. It also is the most costly kilometer of a road in the world. It is approximately 3.5 km long and is located along the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the biggest attractions for real estate development in the city.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa holds an important place in Panamanian history. In addition to being credited as the first European to cross America, Panama’s national currency is named after Balboa and monuments of him can be found scattered throughout the country. One of the most famous monuments of Balboa was sculpted by Miguel Blan and Mariano Benlliure and given to Panama as a gift from Spain. The statue overlooks Panama Bay and was inaugurated on September 29, 1924.
A plane comes over the clouds, islands and ocean for a landing at Panama City, Panama
Not only is there enough to do during the day in Casco Viejo, but Panama City’s old town lights up at night with restaurants, music, clubs and beautifully lighted buildings and monuments.
Casco Viejo, Panama City is full of contradictions. One can walk the streets and not only see well-renovated colorful buildings, historic monuments, parks, restaurants, cafes, modern ambiance, but also signs of dilapidated structures and traditional living.
When one hears about Panama hats, you think that these hats are from that country. However, these hats were originally from Ecuador. Since there wasn’t a lot of demand for them in Ecuador, some entrepreneurs decided to sell these hats in Panama due to the traffic of the Canal.
These strong, lightweight, attractive, straw hats were perfect for deflecting the tropical sun of Panama, and also ideal for those who were crossing the Canal to spend outdoors in sunny California during the Gold Rush.
Ecuador’s most famous export is called a “Panama” hat. People in Ecuador hate that.
Colorful handicrafts for sale on the side walks of Casco Viejo, Panama City.
A strikingly designed old-style building in Casco Viejo, Panama City
In addition to the Golden Altar at Iglesia San Jose (the Church of San Jose) in Casco Viejo, Panama City, it also has some very nice stained glass windows.
This one is dedicated to Saint Rita of Cascia, the Patron Saint of Lost Causes.
and this one to Saint Augustine of Hippo.
A colorful mural on the street of Casco Viejo, Panama City is an ideal photo spot for a couple
The contrasts in Caso Vijeo, the old town in Panama City are striking – beautifully restored buildings and historic ruins are nestled together with facades that are dilapidated …
The Casco Viejo area of Panama City is undergoing restoration to bring back the glory of its historic past. Beautifully restored buildings sit next to historic remnants that are waiting to be restored.
Walking the brick lined streets of Casco Viejo, Panama City surrounded by colorful buildings of Spanish and French architecture …..
Welcoming and advertising signs for a street cafe – Caribbean Chocolate Company in Casco Viejo, Panama City
Walking around Casco Viejo in Panama City one can see glimpses of colorful street art and graffiti ….
Casco Viejo in Panama City has many restaurants and cafes including Caffe Americano, a small place for coffee and desserts.