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We were with a couple and they wanted to visit this church to see the "Black Christ" so we did... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Sean P

We had visited the Black Christ Church several times. However, we were truly blessed to attend one... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
William H
Houston, Texas
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Town Square, Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were with a couple and they wanted to visit this church to see the "Black Christ" so we did. Nice quaint church.

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had visited the Black Christ Church several times. However, we were truly blessed to attend one of the largest events of the year, THE CRISTO NEGRO FESTIVAL. Thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Portobelo from all over the world. The event is in...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I noticed a sign at the entrance stating that inappropriate clothing was not allowed, I was wearing shorts but had driven for almost two hours to get to Portobelo. Meaning no disrespect, I entered for a quick peek of the Black Christ and luckily could...More

1  Thank Elaine A
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Living in Panama City, we went to Portobelo quite often and visited the Black Christ a few times. It is well-maintained and you can light your candle at the bottom. There a few interesting stories behind why this Black Christ is in Portobelo, and it...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 29 November 2016

church very well kept vendors very respectful people dont speak english but not a big problem people plenty of places to eat on street food good

Thank kc2aiv
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a famous landmark in Panama. I was not touched as many are when visiting. You will see bus loads of students visiting the Church of the Black Christ. The church is old and very simple. Please note shorts and tank tops are not...More

Thank igot2itchyfeet
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The church is lovely and peaceful. We visited it on our recent family trip to Panama. We sat at the church for a little while, admiring the history behind it. The statue of the Black Christ is well decorated. It helps to have read up...More

Thank VNS12
Reviewed 6 July 2016

There are a lot of stories attached to the Black Christ and it's well worth stopping at the church to view. I don't think I'd personally drive all the way to Portobelo to see it, but some believers go to extensive efforts to show their...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 July 2016

If you are in Portobelo it's a must see. Weirded out by the life size Christ in the casket ... Beautiful friendly church

Thank 888mitchell
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The church is lovely in and of itself but the statute is amazing and very moving - his robe had lots of trinkets hanging off of it - many were religious medals but there was also a VW beetle, a gold bracelet and other interesting...More

1  Thank cew2A
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