More historic buildings are housed in the Casco Antiguo, or Old Town, in the township of San Felipe. Here you can find churches and plazas with panoramic views of a city that once was safeguarded from pirates due to its difficult access. One such church is the Iglesia de San José that reveals to visitors its delicate baroque gold altar, or the church of La Merced which preserves its original facade. The Church of San Francisco and San Felipe de Neri Church are additional options for wedding venues.
Another virtue is that Panama has very traditional, simple chapels in each of its provinces. For lodging, you can choose among the various hotels along the Pan-American Highway or the inns on a beach or in a natural setting.
In addition to the amenities offered in these accommodations, the great benefit is being able to visit several attractions in the area in just a couple hours.
Whether staying at a city hotel or beach resort, visitors always greatly enjoy both the traditional and international cuisine served on site.
It is easy to travel to Panama on one of the many airlines attracted to the country's market-competitive Hub of the Americas.
For those who dream of an outdoor wedding, Panama offers beautiful destinations in beach or mountainous areas, village squares, and other attractive sites.
Major hotel chains, coming in a range of styles, are established in Panama and located near the capital's biggest shopping malls, which boast a variety of brands at affordable prices.
Travelers from Europe can choose among several popular destinations in Central America. Come enjoy the tours, facilities, and warm weather on your next wedding or honeymoon trip to Panama.
St. Joseph Church holds one of the greatest treasures of this country, the Golden Altar.
The church, consecrated to Saint Joseph, is located in the Old Town sector of the capital city at the intersection of Avenue A and Eighth Street. This colonial structure was built between 1671 and 1677, and is an indulgence in baroque details with strong influences from indigenous or colonial art. A skylight above the Golden Altar allows daylight to illuminate it.
The altar is actually made of mahogany wood covered with gold leaf in the Baroque style from the 18th century. The church itself is a historic gem; of its three naves, the left one has four windows that were made in Florence, Italy and installed in 1963, representing Saint Rita of Cascia, St. Augustine, Our Lady of Consolation and St. Joseph.