The historic centre of Panama City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of cultural and architectural heritage that is sure to captivate you. Discover its magic on this free walking tour!
Panama City Free Walking Tour Itinerary
The peal of the bells of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama can be heard throughout Plaza de la Independencia, marking the start of our free walking tour through the historic centre of Panama City. This area of the capital, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to an extraordinary legacy of colonial history, which you'll discover over the course of your route through its lively picturesque streets.
Make your first stop in front of the Cathedral Basilica of St Mary, as it is alternatively known, to admire the impressive details of its façade up close. Did you know that it dates back to the time of Spanish colonialism in Central America? Delve deeper into this period of history as you continue your free walking tour through Panama City Old Town, appreciating the architecture of the colonial-era buildings that line the streets.
You'll soon see how deeply-rooted the European influence is here as you visit the Iglesia de la Merced, a church dating back to the 17th century; Plaza Carlos V, or Charles V Square, and Plaza de Francia. From the latter, a square dedicated to the French workers and engineers who helped build the Panama Canal, you'll enjoy spectacular views over Panama Bay.
After exploring the most central streets of the beautiful colonial centre for two and a half hours, your free tour of Panama City will come to end.
- You cannot take this free tour of Panama City if you are a group of more than 6 people.
- The tour visits the outside of the city's monuments only, entrance fees are not included.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Panama City's history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (4:30 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plaza de la Independencia.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.