Le 15 juillet 2014, 17:26 dans Humeurs • 0
The city of Tocumen has a lot of attractions to offer to its visitors. Tocumen has many prehistoric monuments situated in its near vicinity. Below we enlist some main attractions of the city which should not be missed even on a short trip.
To travel across the city you can most certainly opt for the most traditional ways like public transport or taxi's but the most preferred way by most of the modern day travelers is to rent a car as there are many benefits. Click here to view your options for renting a car and the tariff charges.
Casco Viejo, Panama was the first Spanish city in Central America. The main purpose for the construction of the city was to protect the residents from attacks by pirates. It was constructed after destruction of Panama Viejo by infamous Pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. The city was constructed in 1673 and was declared a Heritage Site in the year 1997.
Casco Viejo is the location for some most important monuments of Panama City such as Salon Bolivar, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, Las Bovedas Monument, La Iglesia de La Merced, La Iglesia San Felipe Neri. Casco Viejo is currently undergoing its restoration process and is a 32 minutes drive from Tocumen International Airport.
La Rana Dorada is a local brewery situated in the center of Panama city and is the perfect Spanish version of an English pub. The pub offers an amazing selection of food and freshly prepared beers. The best part of this brewery is that you get a sample of all the in-house beers to taste prior to your order. La Rana Dorada also has happy hours until 6pm where you can get two beers for the price of one.
Panama’s National Theater is the cultural hub of the city for hosting plays, operas, art, music and ballets and is a 32 minutes drive from the Tocumen International Airport. Panama National Theater is situated within Casco Viejo, it hosted its first ever play in the year 1908 and has a capacity of an audience of 850 guests. After seeing a downfall for some years the theater went under restoration two times in 1970 and 2004, but was successfully reopened in 2008 and is now managed by the local government.
Panama Canal is the fastest sea channel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean and also the most marvelous one, covering an area of 48-mile. Panama Canal is an engineering marvel and is a have to see if you are visiting Tocumen. Panama Canal started to function from the year 1914, it was completed by Colonel George W. Goethals. With the construction of this canal the international marine trade has significantly seen a rise. This spectacular marvel of American engineering is 47.6 km from the Tocumen International Airport.
These are a few tourist attractions of Tocumen that are a must visit for every tourist. Every destination is unique and has its own soul, if not all then these are the destinations that are surely to be visited.