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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 very old place and i wish some folks would make some donations to fully restore it. It is in the square in the old part of the city. There is new construction in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The door on this Cathedral is huge and absolutely gorgeous. The wood has sustained the test of time. Also always interesting to see old construction mixed with new. This is a place we just kept coming upon during our walks in Casco Viejo.

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Fort Qu'Appelle, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We visited Old Panama on New Year's Day. It was exceptionally clean, given the celebrations the night before. Panama takes so much pride in their history and culture!!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a very old place and i wish some folks would make some donations to fully restore it. It is in the square in the old part of the city. There is new construction in certain places of the square, so maybe more money is coming into this old part of the city. It is worth going by and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This was a really cool church to visit. The paintings inside are really good and so are the stained glass windows. This is such an old building!

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Brewster, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

It has very interesting history, but really just a place to walk by when in Casco Viejo..not a destination.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This church stands in the principal plaza of the 'old City of Panama'. It is absolutely beautiful. We were fortunate to encounter a guide to help explain the history of the church as well as the history of the old city and Panama in general. I am sure he is not the only one wondering around, willing to help the... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

wonderful architectural church, surrounded by great restaurants, incredible to place to visit in family, couple, teens....great plaza for weekend activities....highly recommended for a cultural visit & heritage...

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Just beautiful! love seeing the old church and the new sections. Pretty during the day and at night. Free to go in!

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Really beautiful! Independence Square is the heart of the old city... stay for 3 hours and wander! Best of all no one harasses you to buy stuff! Peaceful!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Unless you want to visit old churches, nothing really exciting. We went around Easter Week, wrong month to go everything is close. Only 1 restaurant open in the Old Panama & it's full. No chair to relax or drink. Most of the places we want to go are closed.

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