El Casco Viejo

Pictures from Panama City’s Historic District

The city moved all of its centers, streets and everything following the attacks on Old Panama. From 1673 to 1910 the walled city suffered a great deal of transformations and the introduction of several european architectural styles from the 19th and early 20th century, of which the most widespread is the neoclassic. We can see a great deal of architectural tendencies: french, italian and spanish. The italian is found in the Municipal Palace, the National Theater, the Palacio de Gobierno y Justicia and the Supreme Court building (which has now been transformed to the National Culture Institute). The Presidency is clearly set in Spanish style.