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Panama Culture

Afro-Panamanian Culture

Casco Antiguo

(Old Panama)


Some countries have annual ethnic fairs, but none has as many cultural treats as Panama.

Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates.

If you like vibrant colors, exotic dancers, lots of music of all kinds---and flavorful food….. Panama has at least one major parade most weeks!