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Address: Panama City, Panama

This is main thoroughfare in panama City. They are constructing a subway...

This is main thoroughfare in panama City. They are constructing a subway and I want to warn travellers..regarding hotels in the area.

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Highway in central Panama city

It is one of the main four to six lane arteries of modern Panama city and serves to access the skyscraper area by car or bus. Currently large parts of it are being renovated, but... read more

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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429 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the main four to six lane arteries of modern Panama city and serves to access the skyscraper area by car or bus. Currently large parts of it are being renovated, but the main purpose remains to make things easier for cars. Panamanian city planners seem to follow the USA example which is very much inflenced by... More 

Thank Robert937
Central America
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Via España is the extension of the Central Avenue, and it's one of the most important avenues en Panama city. In Latin America, all of our countries have this avenues that are madness during peak hours. But this is part of getting around in Panama.

Los Altos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We drove along Via Espana many times trying to find our hotel. There seemed to be interesting action along the street, with a lot of shops, restaurants and bars. A new metro too. Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia joined Via Espana but the left turn into a narrow ally was not marked. We will explore the offerings on Via Espana... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you are coming to the Panama City then you will at least once be there. A lot of shops, restaurants and a you name it and you will find it there. One of the busiest road in the city. As usual for Panama there is no much space left on the road for the pedestrians so be prepare to... More 

Thank M M
Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A lot of things are happening along the road. There are many restaurants, bars, casinos, hotels. This is one of the most important road of panama too so you will drive along the road at least once.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A little bit off of Balboa, but with a few nice sights, and certainly lots of buildings restaurants and bars. It's more of an area of the real city,and not so touristy, you can really get a nice flavor for the city here.

Thank Bernardo F
Fircrest, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Our apartment was on the corner of Calle Ricardo Arias and Via Espana. It's a very busy thoroughfare but there are many reasons why. Many large hotels are in the area, it's a haven for good restaurants and shops, a post office is located nearby as well as a large REY grocery store and most importantly is the Iglesia del... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This important way of Panama, is a MESS and Really DIRTY, but you can find a lot of parts for your vehicles and motorcycle

Thank Alessio M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

There are lots of hotels, restaurants and grocery shops along the avenue. Our hotel was close by. I recommend this location, it's very convenient and safe. Very close to the metro station and bus. Good public transportation.

1 Thank HelenaGuerra
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

it has many stores and street vendors ,bus stops,metro train stops and many local restaurant . didn't like the heavy traffic with very little cross ways.

1 Thank luana m

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