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“Ancient church in a remote location”
Review of Black Christ

Black Christ
Camarillo, California
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533 reviews
267 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Ancient church in a remote location”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Great story behind this ancient church a the end of a long highway. We went as part of a tour that included the locks on the Panama Canal and included the historic town of Portobelo. The fortress and store house was of greater interest. The native Americans sell beautiful quilts and embroidery outside the church.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Florida
Level Contributor
134 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Church”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This is a great church with a Black Christ inside. Well worth the visit an.d it is just down the hill from Capt Jacks

Visited October 2013
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Thank Carol B
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Philly
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Statue in a church”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Interesting story behind the history and continued observance during the festival, but for me, it was just a darker version of the same old thing. Not my scene.

Visited August 2013
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Omemee, Canada
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316 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Culture”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

If you are a religious person, this church will probably hold some significance. It is very special to the people and their culture. It is a large church for the size of the community and this is because of the festival that is held there in October. The people dress the Christ in a different robe every year and the robes are very elaborate. The building in behind the church displayed the robes, but they were not there when we visited because vandals had damaged the building. They had to move the robes to a safe place.

Visited July 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you never make it to Cuba but are interested....”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The visit to the church of The Black Christ reminded us fondly of our experiences in Cuba with some of the Catholic and Santeria traditions there.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Cherry Fisher M
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