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Iglesia del Carmen, Panama City

4.6
#6 of 13 in Historic Sites in Panama City
Church Tourist Spot
Admire the monumental gothic-style facade of Iglesia del Carmen, some of the most visually striking architecture in all of Panama City. An homage to the gothic architectural style of the Middle Ages, the first stone of the church wasn’t actually laid until 1947, with its inauguration finally taking place in July, 1953. Step inside and find ornate stained glass windows and an intricately decorated altar positioned amongst beautifully carved stone pillars. The two towers of this Roman Catholic church rise high into the heavens, said by believers to help elevate prayers to God. Using our world travel planner, Panama City attractions like Iglesia del Carmen can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Is well worth a stopover for this church, which even though it does not belong to the era of neo-Gothic is a beautiful building inspired by that style. The visit does not take more than half an hour and if the experience is quite nice. Easy access and easy to find. Very recommended
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  • A church from the time of the conquest which are under renovation, with captive views, paintings, sculptures, and a pulpit with sheets of gold.
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  • If you look online you will find persons questioning whether the Iglesia del Carmen is a large church or a small cathedral. That wasn't my concern. The architecture was impressive to me and the servic...  more »
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  • One of the beautiful churches I've seen. Very spiritual, the priests are amazing. I love coming to Panama on a Sunday and attending mass here at this church. Very accessible, parking is usually full but the attendants are there to help you park. If you are a devout catholic or not you need to visit the church when mass is not in process.
  • Unbelievable how beautiful this church is. There is zero AC though so be prepared.
  • Awesome church. It's been refurbished recently
  • Beautiful church
  • Holy place. ****

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