Cathedral at Old Panama, Panama City

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Admire the fascinating Cathedral at Old Panama. Situated in the World Heritage Site of Old Panama, the cathedral dates back to the early 17th century and is the best preserved of the ruins. Dedicated to Our Lady of Asuncion, it was designed to have a cross-like shape when viewed from the sky. Admire the ancient church and climb the restored stairway to reach the bell tower. Gaze through the windows of the tower and enjoy sweeping views of the remaining ruins, verdant surroundings, and the Panama City skyline. See Cathedral at Old Panama and all Panama City has to offer by arranging your trip with our Panama City trip maker website .
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  • One of the gems of the old city but unfortunately like many of the other buildings is undergoing a complete restoration. The old city is wonderful and will in the future will be magnificent  more »
  • It is not a cathedral like the European or even other Latin American, but has its own Caribbean style, and that attracts a lot.
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  • Amazing to see the ruins, hear about the history and just look at the details of every inch of the building. Its amazing it is still there and in such good shape!  more »
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  • This is a must visit if you travel to Panama. You can feel the history while you walk through the street of casco Viejo. In Plaza Francia you have a view from the new city and it's a great place to take some fabulous pictures
  • Historic ruin. Great for picture taking.
  • It's beautiful! When I went, they were remodeling part of the old town, but it looked very nice.
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  • The Cathedral Basilica Santa Maria La Antigua is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Archbishop Church. Dating back to 1688 and is undergoing reconstruction and refurbishment. It is a world heritage site.
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  • Historical church, with simple strokes and some interesting works of art.
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