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San Jose Church

Avenida A & Calle 8, Panama City, Panama
+507 228-8943
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“golden altar” (47 reviews)
“henry morgan” (13 reviews)
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Avenida A & Calle 8, Panama City, Panama
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+507 228-8943
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church has an altar covered with gold leaf. There are "fairy" tales regarding this altar and the pirate Captain Morgan. You can read about them within the church and then decide for yourself.

Thank cynthiarob
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Very impressive especially for such a smaller church! The small size makes it even more appealing to me. With the inspiration it's well worth a visit .

Thank george60898
Reviewed 11 April 2017

From the outside this is a run down plain looking building.... then you walk in and wow! The gold altar and the side altars are lovely works of art. Take a few minutes and look at each altar and the details in them. They are...More

Thank 2DiveBums
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I went here on a walking tour of Old Panama with a bus group from Decameron Resort. This Church is lovely. The story of the pirates & disguising the gold was interesting.

Thank luv2cruise2
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I'm not a church person, however, this is a must see for the gold, as well as the history of the church.

Thank jillyspice
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was an impressive church and one that should be visited. Quite plain inside it is however attractive with warm colors. Worth a visit.It sists between Calle 8 and 9

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lots of construction around the church (preparing for the Pope's visit in 2 years) but the altar of gold is the attraction. However the story of the priest and the pirate (not going to spoil it) is what legends are made of.

1  Thank HPS-TX
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I don't know how you could visit Casco Viejo and not visit this church. The story is compelling and the church is welcoming. 25cents for a votive. How can you not?

Thank nancyandbob_10
Reviewed 2 March 2017

After hearing the history of the church, I was glad I got to see it to imagine the effort it took preserve it.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Many of the points of interest in Casco Viejo are ruins. Of the churches existing today, this one is the most interesting, featuring the Golden Altar (Altar de Oro). The story regarding Henry Morgan and the altar is not true according to the church, but...More

1  Thank Fantom_Gormay
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Allen B
horario de misas manana domingo 11?
11 December 2016|
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Response from rhamba k | Reviewed this property |
Sorry dont know
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Sara G
Hi. What is the hours and cost?
9 January 2015|
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Response from Grace H |
Hi Sara the cost is free and is open all day im not really sure for the hours maybe from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
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