Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan), Panama City

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#12 of 13 in Historic Sites in Panama City
A great example of Panama’s religious colonial architecture, and one of the largest cathedrals in Central America, Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan) stands tall over Plaza Catedral and stands out as one of the main points of interest of the local area. Two tall white towers with bells and clocks flank either side of a wooden entrance surrounded by stone walls. Inside, find a tall central nave with wooden pews, which flank either side of a central aisle leading toward the altar. Built between 1688 and 1796, the cathedral was almost completely abandoned until its renovation in 2003. Plan your Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Panama City using our Panama City online travel planner .
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  • Arriving at this small Cathedral did not know that it was, on the outside it looks like a simple Church! inside it is very tiny but the altar all Golden,
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  • Its aging architecture takes us for a ride to the past, bearing in mind the inner faith of everyone, also surrounded by the best options of family entertainment and gastronomy that any palate may require a few meters walk.
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  • 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 si...  more »

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