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Address: Town Square, Portobelo, Panama

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well maintained church for community and visitors

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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132 reviews 132 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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34 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wasted three hours of my life. Portobello is a slum. Celebrity needs to eliminate this tour. Highly recommend the canal trip, very interesting.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Beautiful cathedral. You can walk right in the side entrance and see the beautiful altar. Lovely and inspirational.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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222 reviews 222 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Portobelo is an interesting place. It has much history, and this 'quaint' church contributes to its history/appeal. One visit, however, will suffice!

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