If you’re looking to rent an apartment or business place in an inspiring and stimulating location, Casco Viejo, in Panama City, is perfect for you.
Casco Viejo, also known as San Felipe, is the name of Panama’s most traditional neighborhood. Its history is exciting… and quite tremendous.
In 1671, the English pirate Henry Morgan looted what was then Panama City. He took an immeasurable treasure of gold, silver and jewelry, as well as some 600 prisoners. In return, he left thousands of dead and a city turned to ashes.
The Spanish kings then decided to move the capital to a peninsula and wall it off entirely. Today, that place is known as Casco Viejo.
Such is the relevance of Casco Viejo, that the whole place was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As you can imagine, each of its streets was the scenario of thousands of stories.
Buildings and squares, convents and cathedrals, there are plenty of them perfectly preserved from the colonial times. However, Casco Viejo was also the target of many modernization projects, which make it a very attractive place for those looking to rent an apartment in Panama.
In Dekel Holdings we have been working passionately in Casco Viejo, because we know that there are not many places like this in the world. How many times will you find a neighborhood with 400 years of cultural and architectural legacy, and one that seems frozen in time?
As we said, the neighborhood is the perfect expression of modernity and history. In the past few years, many complex restoration works had been done, all focused on preserving the rich history of Casco Viejo. Its mixture of comfort and architectural value makes it the ideal place for those looking for long term rentals in Panama.
Casco Viejo is a place renowned for its history, but also for its gastronomic and lively night scene. Its streets are decorated with murals, making it a dreamy setting to enjoy a cocktail on a rooftop bar or taste the typical dishes of Panama’s cuisine.
If you are looking for a long term rental in Panama, whether it is an apartment or a commercial place, write to us today.