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3 weeks ago
“Impressive”
28 Sep 2018
“Great photo op”
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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 3 weeks ago

You will want to stop and take a photo of this old church and step inside to enjoy the decorations. Not overdone. Just right.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This Cathedral took about 100 years to build, starting 1688 and opened in 1796. The outside as well as the inside are very impressive for picture takers. I believe the Pope is going there in 2019.

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to believe that this kind of treasure does exist in middle America! The impressive building complex gives me lots inspirations.

Thank steelriver2014
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 isabela982
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.

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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 6 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
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