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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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BEAUTIFUL CHURCH

Situated at Plaza de la Cathedral,on Casco Viejo it's one of the largest churches in Central America. It's a Catholic Church ,of course. The exterior is unsual because of the 2... read more

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Situated at Plaza de la Cathedral,on Casco Viejo it's one of the largest churches in Central America. It's a Catholic Church ,of course. The exterior is unsual because of the 2 white towers on each side. The interior is magnificent. Beautifual altar and ceiling. Not to be missed.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

While in the old town area we stopped at this location for a short lecture on it's history. It is a beautiful photo location.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 671 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a beautiful old church on Avenue Central and is worth a visit although it was under significant construction when visited. The adjacent plaza, Plaza Central is quite pretty.

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Tubac, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Would have like to visit but a remodel was going on and you could not get in.Walked around it but, when it gets opened back up, go in.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 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 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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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Reviewed 23 June 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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Reviewed 30 May 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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