Avenida Central, Panama City
Don't expect to find here the habitual sterile clean and scrubbed supermarket feel. What you get is a live bustling market on the avenue that is lined with small shops on both sides. You will find real people going about their daily lives, checking out the stuff on sale, haggling for bargains. The shops have on offer anything from bird feed to candy to electronics and clothing. If you come from the city and want to find some stuff at a reasonable price, this is the place. A simple stroll down here would be just as entertaining even if you don't buy anything. Agreed that it is not a picture perfect, but it definitely is the place really interesting and full of energy and life.
From dirt cheap to prohibitively expensive and everything that lies in between you will find here. If you have time in hand and wish to downshift and unwind to small town ways, this is the place to be. Get a snow cone or stop and feed the pigeons. Get a bit adventurous and explore the place, you never know what kind of a surprise is in store here for you.
This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Panama City, Panama within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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