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“Amazing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Christ

Black Christ
Town Square, Portobelo, Panama
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Portobelo
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Was amazed at the sheer size of this church. A must see in Portobelo. Be sure to take a look at the ruins both near the church, and get a water taxi to take you across the bay.

Visited June 2014
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“When in Portobelo you kind of have to go here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Go check out the statue, notice the loving care of the craftsmanship of the carving, the clothing, the jewelry, and the decorations. The entire church is beautiful, despite the scruffiness of the surrounding neighborhood. Portobelo will be a hip retreat for the wealthy in 20-30 years; go check it out while it's still a little run-down and humble, like Christ said we should all be.

Visited March 2014
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Would recommend if in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stopped by on our way to the beach. Was a wonderful pitstop and I'm glad to have spent about an hour at this location. We had a quasi-guide with us that explained the background.

Visited January 2013
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“very strange Christ in a wonderful small church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Next to the remnants of the forts, the little church with the black Christ is a very interesting part of Portobelo. Go and have a look if you are in the neighborhood.

Visited December 2013
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Camarillo, California
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
“Ancient church in a remote location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great story behind this ancient church a the end of a long highway. We went as part of a tour that included the locks on the Panama Canal and included the historic town of Portobelo. The fortress and store house was of greater interest. The native Americans sell beautiful quilts and embroidery outside the church.

Visited November 2013
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