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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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Under renovation right now

The Cathedral is spendid! Unfortunately the facade is covered right now during a renovation. Still lots to see and do in the area though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
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White Salmon, Washington
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Under construction. Can't see a thing. Heard some music in the square in front on a weekend night, which was fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't see much of this cathedral as it's under renovation but the rest of Casco Viejo is worth a visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of the Cathedral is of interest and when on a walking visit in Casco Viejo, this is a definite important stop.

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White Salmon, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Cathedral is spendid! Unfortunately the facade is covered right now during a renovation. Still lots to see and do in the area though.

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Rockland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

During our tour we had an opportunity of seeing this Cathedral and to see the architecture, brilliant colours and overall structure one can only appreciate the overall significance of this structure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Beautiful cathedral in old town. The colonial architecture and the history was very interesting. It is well maintained.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We only got to see the Cathedral from the exterior due to our time constraint, but it was a wonderful example of religious architecture typical of the Spanish Colonial era.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A very central part of Panamanian history. Great story about the "Golden Alter and Henry Morgan". It is great folklore of his plunder of the city.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We couldn't go inside it because it was under renovation. But we see the effort the City is putting into fix the old buildings (and the money) and keeping the old heritage at the same time. I have no doubt this will be beautiful when they finish it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is much like most cathedrals in many Central American cities. The day we were there, there was a bazaar in front selling various wares. The church is like most; grandiose, dark, cool, with few people inside! If you happen to be in old town and have a few minutes, this is worth your time.

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