Monday, January 6, 2014

Panama City, Panama. Old Town Walking Tour

Photo By Melpanama (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Panama city was founded on August 15 of 1519 and it lasted one hundred and fifty-two years. On January 1671, the Governor Juan Perez de Guzman had it set on fire, before the attack and looting by the pirate Henry Morgan. In 1672, Antonio Fernández de Córdoba initiated the construction of a new city, which was then founded on January 21, 1673. This city was built on a peninsula completely isolated by the sea and a defensive system of walls. Today this place preserves the first institutions and buildings of the modern city of Panama. It is known as Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Town).

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Offline version of this walk for your iPhone you can get via PinMyWAY app.