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Interesting church and worth a stop in portobello.

I came here briefly when I visited the fort. The place is not that picturesque, but if your in the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Altus, Oklahoma
Tour an active church

Read up on your history to understand what this church represents. I have been witness to a... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Playa Coronado, Panama
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Town Square, Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

My visit to the Portobelo, Panama, area was for one purpose - diving. Yet, this was a clear second or third reason. Inside Iglesia de San Felipe, the large white church in Portobelo, is a life-sized statue of the Black Christ, or Nazareno of Portobelo....More

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Reviewed February 1, 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

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

‘‘Tis church represented the pride of poverty. Interesting history and stories. The statutes represented a story for the people who could not read. Very detailed. Worth a quick stop.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

I came here briefly when I visited the fort. The place is not that picturesque, but if your in the area might as well add this to the list.

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into the Black Christ Church on our way to Isla Grande. Lite a candle and said a prayer to protect our travels. Well worth the stop.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Read up on your history to understand what this church represents. I have been witness to a funeral and a wedding here and the last time I met the priest he was very active and very modern. This church is not to be missed. Very...More

Thank Schipblack
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Learned about the Black Christ, the church and the march each October folks do to reflect history. A long walk with the last part on your knees!! Beautiful church and interesting history.

Thank solsenz
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Interesting if you're in town and wandering around, it's worth a quick stop. Otherwise, I wouldn't make the trip just to see this church with the Black Christ.

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed February 17, 2018

I most probably miss the significance. Black Christ was interesting to see but only for a moment. I am sure would mean more to others with a stronger background in the religion. If in Portobelo it is worth sticking you head in to see but,...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Portobello is nice to visit and you should make a quick stop at the church to see this black christ. It is a quite big sculpture in a very typical church. A good place to meditate and enjoy this quite place. Local vendors and villagers...More

Thank Jérémie P
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We went to Portobelo to visit fortresses, customs house and this church, but the las one was amazing, the black Christ sculpture and their dress is so gorgeous. During our short stay there were several visits from their followers.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

An important site for pilgrimage. For those of less religious persuasion this will just be a very simple church in the town of Portobelo. Please do not enter wearing beach clothes, e.g. shorts and tank tops. I would recommend seeing this as part of a...More

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Melissa R
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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
That church is the main one in the village and it's open every day except holidays. Service hours are from Tuesday to Thursday at 6am, on Sundays 9:00-11:00