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Not The Best Place In Panama

Most of the tourist places in Panama were relatively safe although care was needed. Avendia Central... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Oldjack
,
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Walking from Modern to Old Authentic Latin America

Avenida Central is a long avenue connecting the old part of Panama city (Casco Viejo) with the new... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Robert937
,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Six-block-long pedestrian mall that is lined with shops and restaurants.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good33%
  • Average38%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“casco viejo” (6 reviews)
“mayo” (3 reviews)
“shoes” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Most of the tourist places in Panama were relatively safe although care was needed. Avendia Central is a large street that connects Casco Viejo, the Old Town with the new more modern part of Panama and some areas are run down particularly on the outskirts...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Avenida Central is a long avenue connecting the old part of Panama city (Casco Viejo) with the new. From Plaza 5 de Mayo, where the last and most interesting section of Avenida Central starts, it is a pedestrian zone most of the way with many...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I think it's not a place for tourist - especially part of Avenida Central in San Miguel. We've walked the street from market Super 99 down to Casco Viejo and it could be very scary experience for some people. San Miguel is one of the...More

Thank wrudo
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was a fun way to spend the afternoon. While the shops themselves are a bit run down, it's a cool place to hang out and pick up a bargain, or some food. There are some gems hidden in some of the stores as well....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you are a traveler from Central America this is paradise for shoppers. If you are from anywhere else in the world, you won't find much to do around here unless you are looking for night life such as casinos and that kind of staff....More

1  Thank MissDWilson
Reviewed 21 January 2016

This so called pedestrian Mercado was quite useless. Mostly furniture stores, a few Clothing stores, not really colorful or lively. Don't waste your time.

Thank cubandido
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I spent a little over a week in this area and mostly walked around and looked and observed among other things I checked out places to eat - window shopping - casinos. It was very quiet on one Sunday and so I watched some young...More

Thank kc4ness
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I think it's fun to walk if you have time, but there are other things you should do in the city in Panama. The street is very dirty, the sun is hot but it's cool to get the local vibe. Don't think you'll buy any...More

1  Thank pasares
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Make sure you do not need to use the restroom! If you do, you must walk to the end and go into a nice restaurant in Casco Antiguo (and have lunch). Brick patterned roads in Casco mean "safety" and access to delightful food and clean...More

1  Thank Oper8bsn
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We walked through Avenida Central to get a bus back to the airport. It's a busy avenue, with lots of traffic and pedestrians. It's not an attraction unless you want to check local markets.

1  Thank HelenaGuerra
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