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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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This huge old cathedral stands in ruins in Panama Viejo. The predominant structure in Panama Viejo, it holds a position of importance at the central square of the ruined city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This huge old cathedral stands in ruins in Panama Viejo. The predominant structure in Panama Viejo, it holds a position of importance at the central square of the ruined city. Be sure to climb the tower for a great view over the ruins.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 August 10, 2016

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 July 31, 2016

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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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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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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