“I am ancient land of legend.
In my veins run golden rivers.
Gods and heroes tell my story.
I am Panama.”
Without hesitating one iota, I would say that the Casco Viejo is the soul of Panama City. It’s where the country was born. It’s here where the Presidency of the Republic is located and where the official ceremonies of the nation are carried out. This is where the Metropolitan Cathedral displays its solemn structure. Casco Viejo and the Republic of Panama are one. When you walk through the narrow streets covered with red bricks, you can feel History resonating inside the walls of its old buildings. This is where “the walls come down and the soul comes into view.”
Below are several scenes of Casco Viejo shot from the Panama Bay, which reminds us of how it was then when our country was young, vigorous and full of hope for a better future. We’ve come a long way, but there’s still much to be done. Here we go.