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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan)

Av Central 7-30 E, Panama City, Panama
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Built between 1688 and 1796, this is a magnificent example of the religious colonial architecture of Panama.
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“old church” (3 reviews)
“plaza” (6 reviews)
“history” (10 reviews)
Av Central 7-30 E, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Situated at Plaza de la Cathedral,on Casco Viejo it's one of the largest churches in Central America. It's a Catholic Church ,of course. The exterior is unsual because of the 2 white towers on each side. The interior is magnificent. Beautifual altar and ceiling. Not...More

Thank isabel a
Reviewed 16 April 2017

While in the old town area we stopped at this location for a short lecture on it's history. It is a beautiful photo location.

1  Thank ntflady
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a beautiful old church on Avenue Central and is worth a visit although it was under significant construction when visited. The adjacent plaza, Plaza Central is quite pretty.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Would have like to visit but a remodel was going on and you could not get in.Walked around it but, when it gets opened back up, go in.

Thank Darrelweb
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Not a waist of your time - you will enjoy the majestic, antique craftsmanship of this Cathedral. Very authentic and beautiful.

Thank caviar21
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Not even the frnt can be seen. Go to the plaza in front and take a break with the free wifi. One block from the paseo de las bovedas.

Thank Kensabato
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've been to this Cathedral in the past when it was open. It has been closed for restoration for some time. You can't go inside and see it's treasures. The exterior is under almost complete scaffolding. I'm not sure when it will be finished but...More

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cool on a hot summer Sunday and less than one minute after seeking respite for the soul, we also avoided a tropical deluge. Historic cathedral full of art and atmosphere.

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 23 June 2016

When the work is finished the cathedral will be back to all its glory. Due to the work was not allowed inside

Thank AndyCorns
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We caught a local taxi to Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia), which has a pretty rotunda in the centre and is surrounded by a number of old and historic buildings and museums. One such building is the unusual Cathedral Metropolitan - unusual because, externally,...More

Thank seagullrob
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