Thursday, September 25, 2014

"The architecture of the old churches is a bit disappointing to travelers who have seen the splendid buildings of other Latin lands."

2014.09.22-IMG_1663"The architecture of the old churches is a bit disappointing to travelers who have seen the splendid buildings of other Latin lands. The Cathedral has two modern towers, a clock in one of them, and the twelve apostles in life size on the façade."

Prowling about Panama by George A. Miller (New York, 1919)

So, I'm not sure that I would agree with Miller on this point. I found the Cathedral quite charming, in a bit of a rundown sort of way. The vultures perching on the tower added a little edge to the place.

Likewise, Iglesia La Merced was quite fabulous. There was a lot of construction going on during this visit, but both interior and exterior are charming.

The other two I saw (excluding the ruins of the original cathedral): Iglesia del Carman and Iglesia San Jose, were both closed.


Here are the churches of Panama that I had a chance to take a look at:

Churches of Panama City

Iglesia del Carmen

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Iglesia La Merced

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Iglesia San Jose

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Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis

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Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

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