Feb 11, 2009

City Icons: Panama City

Perhaps what is most iconic about Panama City is that no matter how many times it has been conquered or invaded it always reinvents itself. Independence Square (Plaza de la Independencia) in Casco Antiguo is a perfect example.

Now also called the Old Part, Casco Antiguo was built after the original city was destroyed by a pirate. The square, located in its center, is where Panama declared its independence from Colombia in 1903. It is dominated by the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. Construction on the cathedral started in 1688 and took more than 100 years to finish. It is still active.

Previous Posts in this Series:
Antigua, Guatemala


Lakshmi said...

its interestg to read the history of a country esplly through monuments ..

Fly Girl said...

That cathedral is beautiful, pirates never win!

Anonymous said...

The pic reminds me of Goa's cathedral.

previously.bitten said...

Ah, Captain Morgan. He's one of the few pirates I just can't get behind. Probably because he doesn't look like me. Now Blackbeard - there's a pirate I can respect. If one can, ever, respect a pirate.

Prêt à Voyager said...

always fun seeing places i've been :)


Wendy said...

Hi Lakshmi, Flygirl, Hobo, Previously Bitten and Anne. Thank you all for dropping by.

GMG said...

Hi Wendy! I should have taken another job... ;)
Great shot!!

So, everybody was busy with Valentine’s Day, nobody paid attention to Rajasthan? Great mistake... ;))
Have a great Sunday!!

Nomadic Matt said...

i like how the towers sort of frame the old church