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Polaroid of the week: Panama City’s Skyline

Polaroid of the week: Panama City’s Skyline

Last Updated on April 20, 2021


After so many months rambling through colonial city after colonial city, imagine our surprise when we arrived in Panama City and saw this impressive skyline! Dozens of skyscrapers line the Pacific shores and make for Central America’s most spectacular skyline (by far!). This skyline could be anywhere in the U.S. and shows how much the city benefits from the world-famous Panama Canal.  As a growing international trading & finance hub, many  banks, insurance firms, shipping companies and hotel chains have built large high rises in Panama City (including a new Trump hotel opening this June). Most of the skyscrapers have been built since 2000, and several stood unfinished during our time there this March.

A stroll through Casco Viejo, Panama’s historic quarter - GlobetrotterGirls

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

[…] like we hadn’t seen since Mexico City eight months earlier and seven countries to the north. Panama’s capital has a skyline to rival most major US cities, and being located right on the water, the sight is breathtaking. […]

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Monday 28th of March 2011

Very nice picture. Indeed, it's far away from the typical Spanish inspired classical style you can find in South-America.


Sunday 27th of March 2011

You're right, it does look like it could be any big city in the U.S., in fact, it almost looks like a shot of my home town, Chicago!


Monday 28th of March 2011

Hi David - thanks for stopping by our blog - you are totally right, I thought the exact same thing, actually - being from Chicago myself! Glad we're in touch, always great to know other Chicagoans who love to travel!


Friday 25th of March 2011

Oh my gosh, that is so awesome! I am so envious of your travels, I love to hear where you are and where you're going. I can imagine all the fun and excitement of adventure, although I am sure there are follies here and there : ^ )


Monday 28th of March 2011

Thanks Jasmine, we are certainly having a great time out here!