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Reopened one Saturday

Visited for the one Saturday that they reopened in September after renovation. It was awe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gail M
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New York City, New York
Lovely church!

This whole area is absolutely stunning, and this church adds to the charm of the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WorldTvlerParker_CO
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Parker, CO
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited for the one Saturday that they reopened in September after renovation. It was awe inspiring. The historical context was kept.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gail M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole area is absolutely stunning, and this church adds to the charm of the area. Unfortunately, it is currently board3d up for repairs, so unable to get in.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the landmarks in Casco Viejo, a big church with gilded ornamentation, an important site and worth a quick visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This cathedral was impressive. From the gold altar to the sculptures, the room with mass being chanted--and the room full of nativity sets--nothing but a beautiful church

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

the cathedral is undergoing construction and thus no entry right now. but the facade is beautiful for sure

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This Catholic Cathedral was started in the 1600's and opened in 1796. It is having a face lift now as the Pope is coming to visit in 2019. Didn't get to go inside but the architecture is great from the outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Interesting architecture outside with the two colors. Beautiful building. If you are coming by car, it can be a while as traffic in this part of town is horrible. I would get out earlier and walk if you can make it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It was a nice treat to walk all over this area, they were doing renovations on this Cathedral, but still kool to look at from the outside. We got to sit rooftop for dinner and enjoyed a lightning show over Panama City I even got...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bruz1111
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Went on a day trip in Spring of 2017. We toured the Panama Canal then had lunch in a authentic restaurant then did a walking tour of Old Panama. Was a wonderful day, but a little crunched on time for the city tour. The churches...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

If you're visiting Casco Viejo, you'll most likely see this building as you wander around. It's in one of the main squares. It's incredibly beautiful. They were refurbishing it when I was there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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alwweb
September 10, 2016|
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Response from jenndogg21 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there was some construction going on around there but it didn't affect the cathedral. We went on August so it may be an issue now. Enjoy your trip.
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