Presidential Palace In Panama
In Panama City, there is one place that is not normally included in general city tours; the Presidential Palace (located in Casco Viejo), a recently renovated, beautiful old building that offers every visitor a significant part of history. A unique place to visit, totally free. All you have to do is send a note in advance, with names and passport numbers (for security reasons), and request a specific date. They will reply with confirmation, or change the day if the original date you requested is already taken. The Palace will assign you a guided expert guide for your tour, which lasts approximately one hour. You are allowed to take pictures. The presidential palace phone number is: (507) 527-9600 (switchboard) and request the "tour department", or (departamento de giras).
They are always delighted to have you there, and share our history and beautiful paintings. After you finish, you can continue your tour by walking in Casco Viejo, eating in one of the many restaurants in the area, and go to the "Bovedas", by the Panama Bay at the end of Casco Viejo, across the street from the French Embassy.