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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan)

Av Central 7-30 E, Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #35 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Built between 1688 and 1796, this is a magnificent example of the religious colonial architecture of Panama.
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Trinidad
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Such a work of art with lots of history but needs some renovations but nonetheless it is a very beautiful building....

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Willemstad, Curacao
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

To me it gave the impression that it really needs repairs. Must be said that all over the city I saw a lot of (street) repairs, construction(site)s, skycrapers in progress so next this Cathedral!?

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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

It is very very sad to see how the government does nothing to keep this beautiful and historic place standing and in perfect conditions... Such an important place is falling apart... IT NEED HELP!!!!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Went to check out the Panama Canal Museum and see the work on restoring the Casco Antiguo near the presidential palace

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DFW, TX
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

An historical land mark worth visiting if you are walking in "Casco Viejo" aka San Felipe.

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PANAMA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It is amazing how spanish moved the front of this Cathedral from the first Panama "Old Panama". It tooks more than 100yrs to finish it.

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Houston, texas, USA
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40 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

This structure is something of a mess with rotting wood and pigeon droppings inside and out. It looks far better at a distance and while I did not find it different that many churches I have visited in Latin America it is a shame it has been allowed to fall into such disrepair. On the other hand the square on... More

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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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210 reviews 210 reviews
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The wood sculptures outside the church was quite interesting and they show their age...many are worn and checked in the Panamanian heat. The wood roof structure is interesting as are the alters and statues around the large open church. The only colour is the stained glass windows.

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