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Built between 1688 and 1796, this is a magnificent example of the religious colonial architecture of Panama.
As featured in One Day in Panama City
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Av Central 7-30 E, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Burned down 3x's and rebuilt. The area it's located is essential to see during a visit to Panama City. The interior wasn't as impressive as other churches/cathedrals throughout the area. But the fact that this building still stand is pretty cool when it comes to...More

Thank Dawn O
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Interesting church in Casco Viejo next to plaza. Often you will see an artist sketching the Catedral or the plaza. In the palza there are often vendors selling handicrafts.

Thank SkiCoach001
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Located in the Casco Viejo district and centered with plaza principal, this old church is simply beautiful. It is in need of repairs, and they are taking donations from the public in order to continue the work. Put it on your list of things to...More

Thank BobCarman
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Ok cathedral, typical, if in area look at it. Square outside is good to hang out in, take in the sights.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

But don't expect too much, it looks poor inside and outside. Architecture of 3 styles.. I've been in many cathedrals and this is one of the worst

Thank Igor G
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beautiful church and well worth seeing! Gives one a sense of the past grandeur of the Casco Viejo and of the strong imposing influence of the church in Panama's past.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed July 27, 2015

It took more than one hundred years to build the Metropolitan Cathedral as more resources were allocated for the defence of the city such as the city wall. The cathedral is located on an old quite charming square. Currently you can only admire the colonial...More

Thank Olle O
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This might be the begining of your tour through the "Casco Viejo", enjoy the small streets around the Cathedral and main square. At night you can enjoy a drink in front of this monument too

Thank Abraham M
Reviewed June 18, 2015

Well, I think there are many more interesting buildings in the Casco Viejo, at least under an architectural point of view. Still, you are due to bump into it when visiting, so you may want to take a look inside.

Thank apalmero
Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was out for a long walk just seeing stuff and ran into this jewel. What a beautiful old and historic part of the History of Panama City..I am glad I ran into it. Very glad I have some nice pictures of it. Not sure...More

Thank yorosey
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