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Beautiful sculpture

We went to Portobelo to visit fortresses, customs house and this church, but the las one was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel C
via mobile
An important site for pilgrimage

An important site for pilgrimage. For those of less religious persuasion this will just be a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John L
Ansbach, Germany
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Town Square, Portobelo, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank John L
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We were disappointed by this place. The whole are was dirty; absolutely no upkeep. Given that it was an UNESCO heritage site, you would expect that the Government would take care of it. At best it was mediocre. We didn't even find a decent place...More

Thank Rahul P
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A quick visit into the Church to see the Black Christ - interesting but no miracles for us. We are told that thousands visit during the October pilgrimage when many people walk, even crawl many miles to pay homage and ask for miracles. When in...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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 1 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

2  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
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