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Cathedral at Old Panama

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Address: Ruinas de Panama la Vieja | No Confundir Con la Catedral Metropolitana en El Casco Antiguo!, Panama City, Panama

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This is a neat old church to see.

You can not do any better that this for seeing old churches. It is currently under construction for renovations (May 2017) but you still get a good feel for the original building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boquete, Panama
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Centennial, Colorado
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just walking into this cathedral will take your breath away. So many statues and pictures dating back so so many years. So much gold trimmings and stained glass. Don't miss out

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although one of the towers is shrouded in scaffolding, it is easy to see the splendour of this Cathedral and what it will look like when the renovation is finished.

Thank cynthiarob
Boquete, Panama
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can not do any better that this for seeing old churches. It is currently under construction for renovations (May 2017) but you still get a good feel for the original building. There are at teast 5 churches in an 8 block area to see. Most rand from 100 to 350 years old. There is one that is 400 although... More 

Thank LipeByte
Lodi, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this place while walking through old Panama. Fantastic place to take pictures. Spend a few minutes and continue on your way

Thank Aishah A
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent example of the architecture as well as the building integrity of old Panama. Very impressive structure that serves as a symbol of Panamas religious nature.

Thank Michele O
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a very pretty cathedral and a nice place to sit out of the heat and reflect on the nice people and places in Panama City.

Thank ntflady
Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The entire front of the building was covered in scaffolding and there were no signs to let you know that the cathedral was still open so I just tentatively walked up to the plastic hanging down over the entrance and went in, and I'm glad I did because this is a beautiful cathedral. Super glad I didn't miss this one.

Thank Jon C
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of the many very old Catholic churches that is worth the visit while in Casco Viejo. As with all the churches there the alters are very impressive.

Thank Richard S
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

As others have said, the Cathedral is undergoing extensive renovation. You can see one of the towers and get some peeks at the interior, but don't plan your visit around it. There are several other impressive churches around the old city as well as some good eateries.

Thank RayleighR
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The cathedral is located in a small old square, directly opposite the most luxury old hotel of Panama, quite a packed area with small streets. The cathedral itself is under a long renovation period so don't expect much to see inside, outside looking also nothing special.

Thank TuanLe65

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