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A Look at Portobelo, Panama

In 1502, Christopher Columbus on his final trip to the Americas anchored in the bay of what is now Portobelo. He named the town Portobelo, which in Italian, means "beautiful port.  The San Felipe church houses the image of the Nazarene of Portobelo, a handsome effigy of Jesus bearing the cross, hewn from wood of southern Spain more than 300 years ago. Called the "Black Christ," it has become one of the most revered images throughout Panama and the focal point of an annual church festival which draws thousands of visitors each October.

Diablo Rojo (Red Devil) Bus
Diablo Rojo (Red Devil) Bus
Cesar at Fort Jernonimo
Cesar at Fort Jernonimo
The Black Christ of Portobelo (mural)
The Black Christ of Portobelo (mural)
Fort San Jeronimo with the aduanas (customs) building behind
Fort San Jeronimo with the aduanas (customs) building behind
Setting Sail
Setting Sail
Altar of Iglesia de San Felipe
Altar of Iglesia de San Felipe
Iglesia de San Felipe (St. Phillip’s Catholic church)
Iglesia de San Felipe (St. Phillip’s Catholic church)
Diablo Rojo (Red Devil) Bus
Diablo Rojo (Red Devil) Bus
Bateria Santiago
Bateria Santiago
Cannons of Fort San Jeronimo
Cannons of Fort San Jeronimo
Black Christ of Portobelo
Black Christ of Portobelo
View from Fort San Jeronimo
View from Fort San Jeronimo
t4%2f06%2f296006%2f4%2f142629393.ew1VFn4a.jpg Bateria Santiago
Bateria Santiago
Iglesia de San Felipe
Iglesia de San Felipe
Sunken boat in the bay
Sunken boat in the bay
The Black Christ of Portobelo
The Black Christ of Portobelo
Virgen at Iglesia San Felipe
Virgen at Iglesia San Felipe
Nuestra Señor de la Merced
Nuestra Señor de la Merced
Bateria Santiago
Bateria Santiago
Iglesia de San Felipe
Iglesia de San Felipe
Fort San Jeronimo
Fort San Jeronimo
View of the bay
View of the bay
Fortress Wall
Fortress Wall