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If you are in Portobelo, stop by and see the Black Christ. The church is unassuming and provides a nice, quite respite from searing heat. There is a large festival in late October, so be warned the roads and town will be crowed during that...More
Portobelo does not have a tourist friendly feel but get over it! Get out of the car and check out the church. The black Christ level of bizarre-ness is only exceeded by the one in the casket below the statue. If you have an interest...More
If you are Catholic or like old architecture is a must. Very unique and should be appreciated! Old fort is quite close and El Castillo restaurant is 3 minutes away bay car. You can do all 3 in 2-3 hours, well worth it.
The church sits in the ruins of a fort from the 1500's in a sleepy little town. The church is dedicated to the Black Christ statue legend is that the locals found it in the ocean and brought it to shore which is still intact...More
No information about the site was available there. Our driver knew a little bit about the Jesus Christo Negro, but there was no one else to answer questions. Grounds are filthy and vultures sit eveywhere...at least they do help with keeping dead things cleaned up!...More
What can I say? An old icon in an old, teeny backwater town that time has pretty much forgotten. The clothes are gorgeous, and the church is pretty impressive for such a small town - large and open all the time. It is more memorable...More