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Cathedral at Old Panama

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Address: Ruinas de Panama la Vieja | No Confundir Con la Catedral Metropolitana en El Casco Antiguo!, Panama City, Panama

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Good activity to do with children or for couples, not for too, old people

Walk around, and climb the stairs to see the modern city at a distance, and the bells at the top. There are old photos. Nice place to take photos, and a museum very near.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lolinstar
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk around, and climb the stairs to see the modern city at a distance, and the bells at the top. There are old photos. Nice place to take photos, and a museum very near.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time I visited this place, the Cathedral was under reconstruction, I missed to see the architectural style of it, though I took a break on a bench in the little plaza in front of. Let's wait to see how it looks when it's done.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderfully restored catholic church..we "toured" during Sunday mass, the parking is horrible, but worth the inconvenience....

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netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You find the Cathedral in the middle of Panama Viejo. For us it was not a special Cathedral. The ruins are not very special ( for us).

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Could not visit the beautiful old cathedral as it is undergoing extensive renovations. It looked like it was a beautiful church and would have like to see the inside.

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Windsor, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited this in July. Our tour guide gave us lots of history on this cathedral. It was nice to learn and see this. A very beautiful church and a good history lesson.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Pity but great as a photo from outside. Some stunning churches around the corner, but this has just been left.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We walked in on our stroll of Casco Antiguo. This is a beautiful cathedral and well worth a visit. We actually stumbled upon it and went in on the spur of the moment.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The old town I'd currently under renovation, this building being one currently being worked on. We was not allowed to enter and only the right side didn't have scaffolding up. Will be back to its former glory soon as will other buildings

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

This entry in TripAdvisor is a little confusing, as there are photos which have been posted by TripAdvisor reviewers of several different cathedrals - eg, one in ruins and one obviously functioning. I don't what the one in ruins is. However, the one with the stone building with two white towers either side (which is under renovation as at May... More 

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