Metropolitan Cathedral, Panama: Overall view of facade



The cathedral is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Panama. There was a much older cathedral (1519-1671) founded with the town in 1519. The ruins of this may still be seen in the area known as Panama Viejo. The entire settlement was shifted in 1671 after being besieged by the pirate Henry Morgan. The twin bell towers were once capped with inlaid mother of pearl.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Catedral Metropolitan

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Cathedral

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Spanish Colonial

  • Baroque

Place of Creation
  • Panamá, Provincia de Panamá, Panama

  • Panamá City

  • +8.952676-79.535356

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
Content License
Use Permissions
  • To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.


Collections Featuring this Image
Architectural Lantern Slides of Panama


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