Panama city is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, and a hub for international banking and commerce. The city has a dense skyline of mostly high rise buildings, and it is surrounded by a large belt of tropical rainforest. The city enjoys a modern infrastructure, making travel through the tropical paradise easy and convenient. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins and is now a popular tourist attraction known as Panama Viejo.