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Long Walk, Cheap Shopping, and Regular People

Avenida Central is LOUD, and it's typical of many city streets. The street, which is now closed to... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Lori Ann B
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
No redeeming cultural value whatsoever

The equivalent of visiting a Walmart in the USA to see how regular people live. Perhaps decades ago... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Rebecca B
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Six-block-long pedestrian mall that is lined with shops and restaurants.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average39%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“shoes” (3 reviews)
“mayo” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Avenida Central is LOUD, and it's typical of many city streets. The street, which is now closed to all vehicle traffic, except for cross sections, starts at the Plaza de Cinco de Mayo and leads to Casco Viejo, or the newly gentrified section of Old...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The equivalent of visiting a Walmart in the USA to see how regular people live. Perhaps decades ago Avenida Central was home to traditional craft stores and fruit/food stands, but today this street is lined with appliance, electronics and cheap clothing stores. My guidebook suggested...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Most of the tourist places in Panama were relatively safe although care was needed. Avendia Central is a large street that connects Casco Viejo, the Old Town with the new more modern part of Panama and some areas are run down particularly on the outskirts...More

1  Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Avenida Central is a long avenue connecting the old part of Panama city (Casco Viejo) with the new. From Plaza 5 de Mayo, where the last and most interesting section of Avenida Central starts, it is a pedestrian zone most of the way with many...More

2  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I think it's not a place for tourist - especially part of Avenida Central in San Miguel. We've walked the street from market Super 99 down to Casco Viejo and it could be very scary experience for some people. San Miguel is one of the...More

Thank wrudo
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was a fun way to spend the afternoon. While the shops themselves are a bit run down, it's a cool place to hang out and pick up a bargain, or some food. There are some gems hidden in some of the stores as well....More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

If you are a traveler from Central America this is paradise for shoppers. If you are from anywhere else in the world, you won't find much to do around here unless you are looking for night life such as casinos and that kind of staff....More

2  Thank MissDWilson
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

This so called pedestrian Mercado was quite useless. Mostly furniture stores, a few Clothing stores, not really colorful or lively. Don't waste your time.

1  Thank cubandido
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

I spent a little over a week in this area and mostly walked around and looked and observed among other things I checked out places to eat - window shopping - casinos. It was very quiet on one Sunday and so I watched some young...More

1  Thank kc4ness
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

I think it's fun to walk if you have time, but there are other things you should do in the city in Panama. The street is very dirty, the sun is hot but it's cool to get the local vibe. Don't think you'll buy any...More

2  Thank pasares
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