Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan), Panama City

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Religious Site Architectural Building
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. Use our Panama City itinerary planner to visit Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan) on your trip to Panama City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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 »
  • Well when I visited the towers were in spare but the lighting was already almost list I would like to know how it was
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  • In March 2017 and who knows yet how long is inaccessible (I tried to find an entry on 4 sides, without finding it causes barriers and separations of yard) due to major roadworks. Strikes hit local styles and such specificity that is whitewashed steeples lime and limestone façade of Panama
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