Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan), Panama City

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#12 of 17 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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  • It’s hard to believe that this kind of treasure does exist in middle America! The impressive building complex gives me lots inspirations.  more »
  • Very cute place with various altars and very picturesque images, very well maintained dustpan somewhere
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  • Built at the beginning of the 17th century cathedral (of our Ladyof Asuncion) prz Plaza Mayor stands out mainly an interesting block and two white bell towers. Currently you can enter inside and see within walking distance after Plaza Mayor
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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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