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Panama City Sights

La Catedral (Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción)

  • Av. Central and Calle 7
  • Casco Viejo
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 08/07/2012

Fodor's Review

Built between 1688 and 1796, Panama City's stately cathedral is one of the Casco Viejos most impressive structures. The interior is vast, but rather bleak, but for the marble altar, made in 1884, beautiful stained glass, and a few religious paintings. The stone facade, flanked by painted bell towers, is quite lovely, with its many niches filled with small statues. The bell towers are decorated with mother-of-pearl from the Pearl Islands, and the bells in the left tower were salvaged from the city's first cathedral, in Panamá Viejo.

Sight Information


Av. Central and Calle 7, Panama City, Panama



Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Fri. 8–2, Sat. 9–2, Sun. 9–11

Updated 08/07/2012


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