The other historical site of the capital city is the colonial neighborhood known as Casco Antiguo, the place where the new City of Panama was built in 1673. The neighborhood possesses all the color and feeling of the colonial epoch, with thick rock walls, roman arches, and ornamental balconies. Along its narrow stone streets visitors can see many restaurants and outdoors cafeterias as well as shop fine Indian and colonial workmanship. It also features half dozen catholic temples which contribute to the spiritual aspect of this neighborhood, among them the Iglesia Catedral Metropolitana, the Iglesia de La Meced with its exquisite Baroque façade and the Iglesia de San José with its legendary altar made entirely of gold, a baroque jewel rescued from the looting of the pirates in 1671. The narrow streets of this neighborhood have encouraged with the passing of the time many urban legends and stories of enigmatic deeds performed in other times.