The magic of an old city
Panama is a city of avant-garde, daring styles and cultural mixtures. A city transcends its skyscrapers and its cosmopolitan modernism, but retains the attractions of yesteryear.
Ancient Panama is by right, an area of interest in the city. It bases its charms on the conservation of stories that have just turned half a millennium of existence. Ancient Panama, the old one, was the first city founded by the Spaniards on the Pacific side, formerly called Mar del Sur. Initially known as Our Lady of the Assumption of Panama, the city was key to the crown expeditions to other parts of the continent and a strategic place for transfering gold.
Getting to Panama City, invokes not to miss the Old Town, the Coastal Belt, Ancon Hill, the Panama Canal and of course the ruins of Panama La Vieja.
The complex was declared a Historic Monument in 1976. In 1995, the Patronage of the Old Panama was created, a non-profit foundation that has worked for several years to restore the site. By 2003, Ancient Panama was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city with the viewpoint as the main point of influx. This viewpoint is located in the Tower of the Cathedral, has a height of 30 meters and offers visitors beautiful panoramic views of both colonial and modern cities.
The old city magnets, a must-see tour that gives the unique opportunity to witness one of the most beautiful landscapes in the region. Views of contrasts, between the great skyscrapers, the calm coast of the Pacific Ocean; and the colonial zone.