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Cathedral at Old Panama

Ruinas de Panama la Vieja | No Confundir Con la Catedral Metropolitana en El Casco Antiguo!, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8915
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Highlight of my trip

I've seen this church on many postcards and advertisements for Panama and was anxious to see it in... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2016
ngozi23
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Little Rock
Wonderful expression of colonial architecture

It's impossible visiting Casco Viejo and missing the Cathedral. At the time we visited there were... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2016
ilaura_st
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Calgary, Canada
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Ruinas de Panama la Vieja | No Confundir Con la Catedral Metropolitana en El Casco Antiguo!, Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

I've seen this church on many postcards and advertisements for Panama and was anxious to see it in person. It's definitely a treasure. Take pictures and say a prayer.

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Reviewed 26 January 2016

It's impossible visiting Casco Viejo and missing the Cathedral. At the time we visited there were preparations for an outdoor concert and all the surrounding area was fairly crowded, making the visit quite difficult. Yet, this place cannot be left without the deserved attention; even...More

Thank ilaura_st
Reviewed 26 January 2016

It's free, so can't complain that there's nothing inside. Just a basic shell. Look at the architectural features on the outside - mother-of-pearl on the tower tops, two construction periods. Out of the sun.

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is where Panama started. Grand hotel. Old town. Great restaurants. Great history. Can't miss sight.

1  Thank dps_Sedona
Reviewed 20 January 2016

As such we didn't find the Cathedral an extraordinary landmark, but it fits perfectly within the old town and gives you a good feel of the Spanish buildings in old Panama. Inside you'll notice a rather light decorated church (mainly white walls).

Thank MarcMich
Reviewed 20 January 2016

It's not grandiose like a Cathedral in Europe might be but it is a nice, sincere Church. There are some nice stained glass windows and very pretty alter. They suggest a donation to go towards the restoration of the church which I think is fine....More

Thank q1964
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This is one of a number of churches in Casco Viejo. It is worth a peak, but there are two more beautiful ones on the Plaza Bolivar two blocks away.

Thank shawn r
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was definitely one of our 'need to see's in Old Panama. Honestly, there is not much to do or see inside, but it is just neat piece of architecture right in the middle of the city.

Thank SharkoAdventures
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Very simple place of worship, lovely experience and moving taking you back in time to experience the old way of life

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The only way the get here now is by taxicab. There is NO place to park and I wouldn't walk here on a BET! Years ago it was scenic and pleasant and safe. Today there is NO parking and to drive is to take your...More

Thank Larry P
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alwweb
10 September 2016|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there was some construction going on around there but it didn't affect the cathedral. We went on August so it may be an issue now. Enjoy your trip.
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