Monthly Archives: June 2015

New schedule for Casco´s museums

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo has three public museums: the Canal´s Museum, Religious Art Museum and History Museum. The last two have announced an expansion on their schedule: El Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial – MARC Tuesdays to Fridays: de 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays: de 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays: de 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Museo de Historia de Panamá Mondays to Fridays: de 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays: de 11:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.

Casco Viejo at Latin America´s Most Beautiful Neighborhoods

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Love it! the Mexican website “Mi Nube” has issued a list of Latin America´s  top 20 most beautiful neighborhoods.  HERE you can find the full article.  Panama´s Casco Viejo was listed side by side with Havana, Cuba. We have dedicated a couple of blog postings pointing out the similarities between both historic cities. Click on the article, and go to each one. The beauty of Panama is that is a hub, so it has direct flights from a bunch of places, making it an easy headquarter to visit the region. Want a tip? if you … Continue reading

Pilates Classes in Casco Viejo! Sariel Pilates

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo I don´t know why, but all of a sudden I´m surrounded by conversations about back pain, ciatica and general injuries.  And just when I was trying to figure out how to include more stretching in our daily fitness routine,  Casco starts offering a solution: Pilates classes. Welcome Sariel Pilates! it is located at Galería San Felipe, on 2nd Street. Dejavu moment: that office used to be Arco´s first office back in 2005! They do private and group classes, take a class or pay for a full package.  Matt or machines, you choose. Here is the … Continue reading

Proyecto Esperanza gets featured in La Prensa

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo One of the great things of living in Casco Viejo is that you can get involved in real solutions. Proyecto Esperanza is an initiative that has started to create opportunities for local at risk youth. Step by step, small businesses have started to open and it is exciting to see them getting featured. Here is an article by La Prensa on the latest Esperanza businesses: http://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/invertir-gente-rinde_0_4237076357.html If you would like to know more, please check out their FACEBOOK HERE:

Short Film Festival at Teatro Amador

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Festival de Cortometrajes | 9 y 11 de junio La Alianza Francesa is organizing a Short Film Festival! Opening at Teatro Amador on June 9th. The Festival will be mainly at the movie theater from GECU at Panama´s National University, but the inauguration at Teatro Amador will be on the 9th at 7:30 p.m. Free entrance!  This is the Aliance Facebook page and here are the details:

Central Avenue at its best

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Central Avenue is a natural. A wide avenue with spacious sidewalks and tons of activity. People buzzing from side to side all the time.  Occasionally, art groups have used it for small performances. However, this past weekend, in an event organized by Via Plural, almost 300 artist flooded what used to be Panama´s main artery. Poetry, theater, acoustic music, street dancing and art, even capoeira.  The easy access and parking along with the fact that is the only fully pedestrian street in Panama (not to mention steps away from San Felipe), made it absolutely perfect … Continue reading