Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan), Panama City

(2.9/5 based on 120+ 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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  • This is a beautiful old church on Avenue Central and is worth a visit although it was under significant construction when visited. The adjacent plaza, Plaza Central is quite pretty.  more »
  • Panama old city world heritage site of the Cathedral. Feel the history in front of the façade, dignified. Altar in the glittering and fine. You could see our visit with the locals give their prayers. Enjoy some quiet time if you have time you might want.
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  • Go to this Cathedral is simply to be able to register on the history of the city because it is under construction and you cannot enter.
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