Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan), Panama City

(2.9/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Perhaps the finest in Panama, majestic and impressive, really wonderful. Worth visiting.
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  • This beautiful Cathedral of old cannot see it. Is very cute and this loaded of buildings of importance architectural and history to simple view. Makes its huge appearance a building's importance to the identity of this country.
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  • He is located in a very pictorial place of our past history, on its construction there is clearly the Crown which distinguishes it as Catedral Primada. Its interior is majestic and its conservation is very good.
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  • Imposing infrastructure!
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  • It still maintains the history of our country
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