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Cathedral at Old Panama

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #24 of 63 Attractions in Panama City
Type: Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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425 reviews 425 reviews
181 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Cathedral is one of the major attractions in the old city of Panama (Casco Viejo or Casco antiguo). It is located in a square called Plaza Catedral or Plaza de la Indeopendencia, where there is also the Presidential Palace and 2 museums. The construction of the Cathedral was finished in 1796 and it has a typical Spanish colonial architectural... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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913 reviews 913 reviews
547 attraction reviews
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Whilst the facade looks great from the outside the interior is really not that special. Still worth a quick walk around inside.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take a short cab ride to see the cathedral is beautiful take your time and see it all the most beautiful sculptures ever

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Thanks to our guide Mario he made sense of everything and explained the items to us and walked with us to he could point out the items in succeeding order.

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Union, New Jersey
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205 reviews 205 reviews
66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Took a couple of photos from the plaza across the street. Just as others before me have mentioned it's closed. It would be nice to see it restored to a more appealing exterior.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was most disappointed to be shut out of this important structure. Obviously someone is making a bad decision not to make this historic and important church closed to the public. On a Sunday, no less.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Interesting from the outside but you cannot go in. Doesn't say when it will be open. I asked a few locals and they did not know either. To bad because the architecture from the outside is worth a look.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As a kid this was my favorite part of the "pride of panama" tour we would go on every year in school. As girl many thought of this being "the" place to get married. Once you read the story of how it was protected from pirates it becomes so romantic. If you happen to be here at Christmas time do... More

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Basel, Schweiz
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great to walk. At the top you overlook part of the canal and the Skyline of panama. With some luck you see interesting birds - and I met even a Skunk with her baby.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Located in the heart of the old town and next to a local market fro tourist this is a nice cathedral and worth a walk around it. We didn't have the chance to visit it.

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