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Address: Town Square, Portobelo, Panama

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An awe inspiring step back into history

The church sits in the ruins of a fort from the 1500's in a sleepy little town. The church is dedicated to the Black Christ statue legend is that the locals found it in the ocean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The church sits in the ruins of a fort from the 1500's in a sleepy little town. The church is dedicated to the Black Christ statue legend is that the locals found it in the ocean and brought it to shore which is still intact today.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

No information about the site was available there. Our driver knew a little bit about the Jesus Christo Negro, but there was no one else to answer questions. Grounds are filthy and vultures sit eveywhere...at least they do help with keeping dead things cleaned up! Allow 10 - 15 minutes to see this.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Visited the church with the Black Christ. Very historic and beautiful. BUT, the town of Portobelo has trash everywhere and so many starving dogs that it will break your heart!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What can I say? An old icon in an old, teeny backwater town that time has pretty much forgotten. The clothes are gorgeous, and the church is pretty impressive for such a small town - large and open all the time. It is more memorable for the picture it paints of the town and the culture than for the statue... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The story of the black Christ was quite interesting - only need 10 minutes to see this attraction. The church is larger than I expected with stain glass windows and many saints to see.

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Panama
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While visiting the Portobelo area we took the time to see the Black Christ church. Many interesting things to see inside of the church

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Leduc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The history behind the black christ is very interesting and the little church is quaint. That being said the town is a hole, open sewers going right into be bay from behind the houses, and don't even get me started on the poor dogs!!! There are the remains of an old fort there also sort of cool to walk through,... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Black Christ statue is most impressive because of its story. now housed in an open air church, it remains in portobelo because tales say boats that tried to steal it kept encountering horrible sea conditions and the statue always found its way back to shore. not much there but the statue and some local vendors peddling religious souvenirs but... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was interesting and worth a visit if you are in Portobelo, but I'm not sure I'd call it an attraction and certainly wouldn't come to the area just to see this

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bradenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Must visit as only a few places to visit in town. Many restaurants available. The town is very safe.

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Address: Address: Town Square, Portobelo, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Colon Province  >  Portobelo

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