Modern Architecture in Panama City, Panama City (Self Guided)

Panama City is an amazing place where you can see a 16th century building standing near a modern 300 meter steel and glass tower. Every year dozens of tall office and apartment buildings are constructed, each with a unique design. Take this tour to discover Panama City’s most prominent modern architecture.
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Guide Name: Modern Architecture in Panama City
Guide Location: Panama » Panama City (See other walking tours in Panama City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Author: nataly
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Trump Ocean Club

1) Trump Ocean Club

Are you bored with your daily routine? Tired of working and searching for a place to relax? Then here is your perfect weekend gateway, a new world, ideally combining natural beauty with world-class amenities. Round the clock services, exclusive accommodations and food to satiate most exquisite appetite will make your stay here an everlasting sweet memory. Built on Punta Peninsula, Trump Ocean Club offers a picturesque beach view of the Pacific Ocean and Panama Bay, complete with the spa for pampering your senses, well-equipped meeting facilities and culinary delicacies in addition to many other great services provided. This beautifully splash hotel is a joint venture of K Group & Trump Organization

Talking about Panama's nightlife, this is one of the most happening places. People of Panama are known for being fun-loving and this is the reason behind the number of discos and casinos found in the city. Also, if you are in Panama, make sure to go shopping, for shopping is a religion here and the variety of souvenirs and handicrafts on offer will leave you mesmerized. Knowing this, you must stay at Trump Ocean Club at least once in your lifetime and enjoy Panama City as a wonderful vacation destination and a true “home away from home”.
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Mystic Point Towers

2) Mystic Point Towers (must see)

The Mystic Point Towers, located in Punta Paitilla, were built in 2005. The towers are identical, each one 155 meters high, with 44 stories and 122 apartments.
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Torres las Américas

3) Torres las Américas

Torres las Américas are beautiful twin glass and metal office buildings located in the center of Panama City. These 42-story buildings were built between 2002 and 2006. A third building, planned to be finished in 2010, will complete the complex.
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Credicorp Bank Tower

4) Credicorp Bank Tower

The Credicorp Bank Tower was one of first skyscrapers erected in Panama City. This 42-story glass and steel building is the tallest office building in the city.
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Global Bank Tower

5) Global Bank Tower

The Global Bank Tower, built in 2005, is an interesting high-rise construction, from an architectural point of view. It stands 176 meters high, with 46 floors above ground and three floors below ground. It is located on Calle 50, which is famous for its great number of skyscrapers.
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World Trade Center

6) World Trade Center

Panama’s World Trade Center, located in Marbella in the center of the business district, is surrounded by other beautiful high-rises. Its sharp outline and classical form make it the dominant construction in the area.
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Hotel Plaza Paitilla

7) Hotel Plaza Paitilla

Hotel Plaza Paitilla was the first Holiday Inn hotel built in Panama. This cylindrical building was erected in 1975 in Punta Paitilla. It was considered one of the best hotels in the world from 1978 to 1980. Today it is still a good place to stay, though it looks small in comparison to the more modern skyscrapers surrounding it.
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Miramar Towers

8) Miramar Towers (must see)

The Miramar Towers are 168 meter high twin towers. These impressive buildings were built in 1996 and were the tallest constructions in Panama City for over five years. Located on Avenida Balboa, they overlook Panama Bay.
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BBVA Tower

9) BBVA Tower

The BBVA Tower, located on Avenida Balbo near the Miramar Towers, houses BBVA Bank. Built from 1979 to 1996, it was the tallest construction in Panama City, at 100 meters high and 25 floors.

Walking Tours in Panama City, Panama

Create Your Own Walk in Panama City

Create Your Own Walk in Panama City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Panama City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife in Casco Antiguo, Panama City

Nightlife in Casco Antiguo, Panama City

Casco Antiguo, the historic district of Panama City, is popular among tourists due to its many landmarks, but it also contains many lounges and nightclubs. Take this tour to discover the most popular nighttime venues in Casco Antiguo.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Places of Worship in Panama City

Places of Worship in Panama City

Panama City, Panama's largest city, houses the country's most churches. The majority of the population is Catholic, though there are Muslim and Jewish communities as well. Here you can admire beautiful old churches dating back to the beginning of 15th century. Take this tour to discover Panama City’s best known churches.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Walking Tour in Casco Antiguo, Panama City

Walking Tour in Casco Antiguo, Panama City

Casco Antiguo, also known as Casco Viejo, a historic district of Panama City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area features a unique mix of architectural styles, each revealing a certain part of the country’s eventful history, plus a number of museums and other attractions. Follow this orientation walk to discover the most interesting sights of Casco Antiguo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Handicraft Shopping in Panama City

Handicraft Shopping in Panama City

Panama has a wonderful tradition in folklore. On the streets of Panama City you can see women wearing colorful handmade dresses. You can also find beautiful handcrafted jewelery, housewares, tapestries and amazing molas, a traditional patterned blouse. Take this tour to discover the most popular places to buy handicrafts in Panama City.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Panama City for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Panama City has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Panama City, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.