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

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
Very Moving - Not to be Missed

The church is lovely in and of itself but the statute is amazing and very moving - his robe had... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Katonah, New York
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Town Square, Portobelo, Panama
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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
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Interesting to visit if in the area but not worth a special trip. Think the church is of significant value to the township and statues quite different to others in churches elsewhere.

Thank minseee
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It is hard to miss while exploring the tiny but charming Portobelo city center. History of this church and it's significance is quite interesting too.

Thank ParisTravels2014
Reviewed 30 May 2016

An interesting cultural site in an area not overrun with tourists. Visit if your in the area but not worth a special trip.

Thank miamiboatman
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This little church in Portobelo houses the Black Christ, which at first, being a WASP, I found unusual. However, as i traveled around Latin America, I discovered other images of the Black Christ (eg, Mexico City), so it's not so unusual in this part of...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 21 April 2016

It's not the fanciest tourist destination, but given that this is the destination of a real pilgrimage every year, it really tickled my fancy to visit. Enjoyed the "touristy" booths outside the church too.

1  Thank OliverEdwards
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I went to scuba and they drove us by on the way back. It's a pretty church. The nearby town and streets are in a very poor economic area. Someone was selling pictures made out of a shell, coconut and wood that said I love...More

Thank Terri11556
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Went to Portobello essentially to scuba dive. In the middle of this village is this large church, open to the people. And inside it is this Black Christ. Wonderful! If you happen to be in the area (Colon is only about 1 hour away), don't...More

1  Thank Swissdiver
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is one of the holiest places in Panama and there are pilgrims who come at all times to visit this statue. It is in excellent condition in a simple church in town. Votive candles can be purchased close by. A small queue is possible...More

Thank Scott W
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