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This is probably the most beautiful church in the old town in terms of its highly-decorated high altar (altar de oro). In addition to the altar, the church also has a very large nativity scene that features many different Bible stories. It is almost like...More
I went to San Jose because I had been told that the gilded altar had been hidden from Morgan the pirate. However, the plaque at the front of the church explained that the altar had been gilded much later than the sack of Panama. That...More
Not only is the golden alter beautful but this is one of 3 churches in Casco Viejo that have the most elaborate Nativity Scenes within the church. You need to ask about it because it is in a back room but well worth your time.