Discover Panama Viejo (Old Panama), walk around the ruins of what was the first European city built on the Pacific coast of the Americas.
This city played an important role as a destination of transit and accumulation of wealth (especially gold and silver) during the Spanish domination in Latin America. Learn about the many events that shook this city, fires, pirate attacks, earthquakes, and the epic battle between sir Henry Morgan troops and Don Juan Pérez de Guzmán, general of the old Panama that reduced it to ruins. The city was never rebuilt and the new Panama City was founded slightly southwest of its former location (around 8km away).
Next, you'll visit Casco Antiguo, the second town founded on the Americas Pacific side by the Spaniards, built following the near-total destruction of Old Panama. Here, you'll admire the first institutions and buildings of the modern city of Panama.