Monthly Archives: May 2011

Art events in June at Casco Viejo, Panama

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate for sale or for rent at Panama`s historic city   Tropical music, world music and shoe theatre… all in Casco Viejo! Check out upcoming events from our favorite theatre gang (Los Del Patio at 3rd Street) and at the National Theatre: June 2nd: Tropical Music by Fidel Bastro  (wao! only a “C” away….) June 16th: World Music, Brazilian inspired.  Violin, Violonelo and more by Lui Coimbra. At the National Theatre. Tickets at Hombre de la Mancha, at City of Knowledge or at Argosy Bookstore (223-5344) July 7th to August 6th:  Theatre play “Shoes” … Continue reading

Art Show at Freemasonry in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic City Walking the streets of Casco Viejo you wouldn´t suspect there is a Freemasonry Lodge in town. The fraternity was founded in Panama in 1821. However, the building we went last night was built in 1925 at what used to be the limits of the Casco Viejo: 13th Street.  I guess back then trying to get farther away would take you into the jungle! Today, you can just walk a couple of minutes and you`ll be there. A beautiful building and in excellent shape, they opened their doors … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Events: Saint Malo Classical Music Festival

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District The Saint Malo Music Festival is another wonderful event that has little by little grown into our neighborhood.  This year will be on its 5th edition and is usually held (most of it) at the National Theatre in Casco Viejo, Panama.  Is is dedicated to the Panamanian and musician Narciso Garay and will be held between the 26th of May to June 5th. Take a look at their calendar. Their inauguration night will be with Panama`s National Orchestra, and the next night there will be a concert … Continue reading

Canal Museum of Panama presents “Narciso Garay”

Casco Viejo, Panama Real Estate and Lifestyle at Panama`s Historic District   The Canal Museum at Casco Viejo always has interesting stuff going on. Yesterday, they inaugurated an exhibition about one of the best known Panamanian musicians of the early Republic:  Narciso Garay. Born in 1876 (died in 1953) he was the son of a poet and a painter. Almost inevitably, he becomes a violinist. After his studies in Brussels and Paris he returns to Panama. He is known during his professional life as a teacher and an important diplomat,  representing Panama throughout the world.   Unsurprisingly, there is very little … Continue reading

Cultural events during May at Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama Casco Viejo Cultural Events, Lifestyle, Real Estate This week! Casco Viejo has several cultural events to enjoy. Whether you are just visiting Panama for the first time or are living here, don´t miss the small and big events in May: May 18th (Today!!!) Karla Lamboglia at Mojitos: 9 p.m., Plaza Herrera Rescate de Danzas Herencia: Teatro Nacional Dance Performance at Clementinas: “Intervencion”(B Avenue, corner with 11th St.) 8 p.m. Bubble Tasting at Di Vino  (Champagne, Cava and Brut)  7 p.m. Children`s art workshop at Fundación San Felipe (2:30 p.m.) “Coloring Mandalas”. From 5 years up. 20 Mayo Dance Performance … Continue reading

Next Generation of Boxing Stars at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo Panama Casco Antiguo Sweating, panting, red like a tomato … and with a big smile!  Casco Viejo`s first gym started and already we have enthusiasts hitting the bag like there is no tomorrow. Stephen Crissman, the trainer, gives instructions and pushes you to do things better. Additional to boxing,  he trains in Jiu-Jitsu and there is another trainer for Muay Thai.  If you are not into artistic and lethal martial arts, you can try their cross fit, which makes honor to their slogan “work hard, live well”! If you want to contact Stephen to get more info on … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Special Homes

Casco Viejo Real Estate Blog Having a 400 mt2 home in a historic city (any historic city) is quite a unique thing. Those are truly special opportunities,  each one is irreplaceable.  At this time you will be able to find in  Casco Viejo two properties under this parameter:  Casa Vidal and Benedetti Penthouse Central. Very different from each other, they share certain features such as water views, access to a pool and the ability to have three bedrooms.  But they are diametrically opposed in style and form, one being more of a colonial townhouse and the other, a penthouse so … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Properties Under $400K

Casco Viejo Real Estate Blog This is probably the most diverse real estate category in Casco Viejo, Panama.  You can find anything from one bedrooms to two bedrooms, with views and sometimes if you are lucky even parking. $329,000 Casa Ruigar No.7 : This one bedroom is loft style and makes for both an easy investment or easy place to live. Why we like it? the building has elevator and a water view roof terrace with swimming pool.  It also has a private roof terrace with views. More info on Ruigar No7. $335,000  Montefiori No.1: Probably the best priced two … Continue reading

Casco Viejo Properties Under $300K

From time to time we like to present a snapshot of what`s on the market in Casco Viejo. This is the first of three postings: real estate property under $300K, under $500K and Special Homes. On the “perfect for singles” category or “easy investments” (meaning already income producing) here are our picks and why: $150,000 at  Marqués de Portago:  small pied a terre, well located and rented. Why we like it? We like the tenant and the fact that is 30 seconds or less away from parks. Ideal if you like outdoors activities like jogging or bicycle.  It is also … Continue reading

Pro History Campaign by Panamanian Celebrities

Casco Viejo, Panama, Casco Antiguo For the first time ever, a group of Panamanian celebrities have joined hands to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our history.   From Panama`s former Miss Universe, to writers, painters, journalists and TV presenters, they explain not only the importance history plays in shaping the country`s identity but also talk about the specific importance of Casco Viejo as a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. This video has sprouted out of the controversy of a government plan to build a road around Casco Viejo, destroying its natural beaches and endangering its status as an … Continue reading