Iglesia de San Felipe

Church in Portobelo

This Roman Catholic church dating from 1814 is home to Portobelo's famed Black Christ; it's to the left of the main altar. The faithful attribute scores of miracles to the 1.5m-high statue found floating in the bay, and it's celebrated every October with the popular Festival del Christo Negro.

The church was the last structure built by the Spanish before they withdrew from Panama.

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