very beautiful old church in old town. open to look around. many statues and stain glass to look at.
About San Jose Church
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It is an exquisite church. It is a must see. The interior is very small, but beautiful. The church was built in 1657. It has a great history. If you ever visit Old Panama City, you will learn more about it.
You need to go in for at least a second to see the Golden Alter, the only gold Henry Morgan didn't take.
This church from colonial times has a gold plated altar. It is an example of the Spanish influence in the colonies of the Americas. The walk around old Panama City is an wonderful experience.
This church has an altar covered with gold leaf. There are "fairy" tales regarding this altar and the pirate Captain Morgan. You can read about them within the church and then decide for yourself.
From the outside this is a run down plain looking building.... then you walk in and wow! The gold altar and the side altars are lovely works of art. Take a few minutes and look at each altar and the details in them. They are...More
I went here on a walking tour of Old Panama with a bus group from Decameron Resort. This Church is lovely. The story of the pirates & disguising the gold was interesting.