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Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitan)

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Address: Av Central 7-30 E, Panama City, Panama
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Built between 1688 and 1796, this is a magnificent example of the religious...

Built between 1688 and 1796, this is a magnificent example of the religious colonial architecture of Panama.

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under renovation

When the work is finished the cathedral will be back to all its glory. Due to the work was not allowed inside

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 22, 2016
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Heywood, United Kingdom
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Not a waist of your time - you will enjoy the majestic, antique craftsmanship of this Cathedral. Very authentic and beautiful.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Not even the frnt can be seen. Go to the plaza in front and take a break with the free wifi. One block from the paseo de las bovedas.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I've been to this Cathedral in the past when it was open. It has been closed for restoration for some time. You can't go inside and see it's treasures. The exterior is under almost complete scaffolding. I'm not sure when it will be finished but I am hopeful that it will be soon and that the authorities will bring it... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Cool on a hot summer Sunday and less than one minute after seeking respite for the soul, we also avoided a tropical deluge. Historic cathedral full of art and atmosphere.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

When the work is finished the cathedral will be back to all its glory. Due to the work was not allowed inside

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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We caught a local taxi to Independence Plaza (Plaza de la Independencia), which has a pretty rotunda in the centre and is surrounded by a number of old and historic buildings and museums. One such building is the unusual Cathedral Metropolitan - unusual because, externally, it has a central portion made of stone, but 2 side towers in white. It... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

The side street is closed and there is a fence around the entire cathedral. There are shrubs growing out of the towers.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

It wasn't open to visit inside while we were there, but it is a stunning Cathedral. Must see, along with the others.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

The Metropolitan Cathedral is a fantastic place to visit in Casco Viejo...the history is fascinating and the site in great condition!!!

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

There are sea shells mother of pearl for the sailors to see the steeples. Inside you could see the marble plates had once been all broken and rebuilt. The floor was redone and you know the ceiling was rebuilt as was the big doors. Inside the columns were probably still standing but when you see the old buildings you can... More 

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