The History of Panama In its Neighborhoods
This travel souvenir from Panama reminds you of the type of place where history can be read on its neighborhoods and buildings. Casco Viejo is Panama City's highly appreciated historical Center. This is the site of the second foundation of Panama City after pirates destroyed the first city in the late Seventeenth century. A wall was built around this new city to defend it from further attacks. Due to its historical value, UNESCO declared Casco Viejo in 2003 as a World Heritage site.
Architectural Jewels in Panama City
Casco Viejo is home to the most exquisite buildings in the city, which feature Art Deco, Caribbean, Colonial and French Architectural styles. This only talks about how culture diverse this city has been and still is. Some of the more than eight hundred buildings have been declared national monuments. It is no surprise that as you walk along the streets, you will come across film production units. Casco Viejo gives Panama City its most true identity. Here, the traveler will have the opportunity of admiring some architectural jewels from colonial times. Some worth mentioning include Salon Bolivar, the Metropolitan Cathedral, La Merced church and the National Theater. The main plaza is where Panamanians come together to celebrate their most important dates, for example when they obtained their independence from Colombia. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share your stories from Panama with family and friends.