Paseo de Las Bovedas - Casco Antiguo Panama

Ovelooking the ocean, the modern Panama City and part of the Old Quarters, el Paseo de las Bóvedas is a popular spot in Casco Antiguo. In any given day you will find lots of vendors, as well as locals and tourists walking around, looking at the crafts for sale or appreciating how some of them are made in the spot. It's also a nice place to sit and relax under the breeze and watch the day pass slowly.

Mirando el oceano, el lado moderno de la Ciudad de Panama y parte del Casco Antiguo, el Paseo de las Bóvedas es un lugar popular en el área. En cualquier día, uno encuentra muchos vededores, así como gente local y turistas mirando las artesanías en venta o apreciando como algunas son hechas en el lugar. Este es tambien un buen lugar para sentarse y relajarse con la brisa, mientras se mira el daía pasar lentamente.


Your virtual tour of the

Your virtual tour of the Paseo de las Bóvedas in Panama is fun, except for the music that accompanies it, apparently song by a black hobo from Trinidad or Jamaica. With this choice of music your visitors gets the false impression of being somewhere in a Caribbean island, not in Panamá city (where I was born). In Panama the language spoken is Spanish and its folklore and music are very different, and that includes the adoption of drums which were of African origin. I would, therefore, like to suggest that you replace the music one now hears with real Panamanian music, of which you will have a wide choice, from folklore to modern. The music of Trinidad and Jamaica are fine, in Trinidad and Jamaica.

This was the original audio

This was the original audio from this location. This music is similar to the music you may hear in Colon or Bocas del Toro which has a lot of influences from the West Indies. If any copyright holders of better Panamanian music wish to contribute, I would consider replacing it. 

Panama music

good answer Sacha (I've never been to Bocas del Toro and Colon is really a city developed during Panama Canal construction days for black U.S. workers, who only spoke English! but I see what you mean). I hope myself or any visitor to your virtual tour can contribute something more authentic. again, music of the West Indies if fine there, thanks Sacha.

Mr. Guantanamera

The man who is singing is a local musician who is always sitting in Las Bovedas. He is known by the locals as Mr. Guantanamera. He sings and plays a mean banjo.


The man who is singing is a street musician who sit in this place. He sings in both English and Spanish as he plays his old, battered banjo. His name is Jorge.