ArtsTravel Culture and Travel 2016 January
Bellavistina Style Restored in the Crossroads of America at Casco Viejo
by Robert Michael Poole Panama
Anyone thinking that Panama is simply the icon of modernity in the region, would be overlooking the capital city’s most romantic and alluring attraction – Casco Viejo. The old fortified town was constructed in 1673 on a peninsula surrounded by the sea in order to better defend itself against pirates that had previously destroyed the first settlement, Panama Viejo, in 1671.