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Panama City in a Snap: Top Five Instagram-Worthy Buildings

Panama City is famous for its ultramodern skyline. But architecture in Panama is much more that just skyscrapers. While popular ‘barrios’ (neighborhoods) are developing in all directions amid historic sites, a new wave of designers and architects are bringing creativity to the tropical capital. Here are 5 Instagram-worthy buildings to snap in Panama City.

Release time : 2019-03-08 16:11:35
source : Panama City

, Innova 109 is the new co-working space run by Panama City’s Center of Innovation. The startup accelerator and tech hub is a modern enclave amid the living vestige of the controversial — and somewhat forgotten — history of US occupation in Panama. The area of the City of Knowledge, where this ex-church turned into office space is located, has served as one of the military bases inside the Canal Zone until 1999. For almost a century, it’s been home to thousands of so-called ‘Zonians’ (Americans living in the Canal Zone), who enjoyed the perks of tropical living in combination with American modern comforts until the ownership of the Canal was officially returned to Panama. Today, the City of Knowledge, of which Innova 109 is part, serves as a campus for international schools, NGOs and a number of residential homes.

Panama Viejo

Buried under a suburban residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Panama City lay the ruins of the first European settlement on the Pacific side of the Americas. Founded in 1519 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila, Panama Viejo is the oldest colonial architectural landmark in the country. Panama was South America’s gate to Europe, as well as the main export channel of Peruvian gold and silver, while under Spanish rule for over 150 years. In 1971, the city was sacked by Captain Henry Morgan and relocated to what is now known as Casco Viejo. Panama Viejo was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 and is one of the most visited sights of the capital.

Metropolitan Cathedral, Casco Viejo

Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama is the most impressive building in the historic district of Casco Viejo and one of the largest churches of Central America. Overlooking the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral has been part of some of the most relevant happenings in the history of Panama. Following the sacking of Panama’s old town (now known as ‘Panama Viejo’), a new city was erected

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