Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bolivar Plaza in San Felipe, Panama

Plaza Bolivar

the sender writes:
This is the "Casco Viejo" founded in 1673 in San Felipe, Panama.
A Unesco World Heritage Sight.  
Greetings from Panama, "Crossroads of the World"

This is postmarked in 2010 with three great Panama stamps.

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San Felipe is a small district in Panama City and is often referred to as Casco Antiguo or Casco Viejo.  It is rich in history and is now regarded as a national treasure.  It was originally built around 1673 by the Spanish garrison, the Catholic Church and the settlers.  

Panama Stamp 2002
B/O 0.05

Tesoras Artisticos del Teatro Nacional
(National Theatre artistic treasure)

Panama Stamp 2001 
B/O 0.05

Palacio de las Garzas
(Herons' Palace - The official name of the presidential palace, named for the numerous herons that inhabit the building.)

Panama Stamp 2001 
B/O 0.15
Independencia de Panama de Espana
(Panama Independence from Spain)

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