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Our private guide took us here on our walking tour. Impressive simple architecture with of course, the famous gold altar. The subject of many suppositions throughout its life, it probably did survive being pillaged by pirates! Maybe!
The old cathedrals in Panama City were gorgeous. Even as a non-Catholic, the beauty of the old cathedrals was stunning. This was part of the tour we got when we booked for the Panama Canal tour and it was fascinating.
This is probably the most beautiful church in the old town in terms of its highly-decorated high altar (altar de oro). In addition to the altar, the church also has a very large nativity scene that features many different Bible stories. It is almost like...More
I went to San Jose because I had been told that the gilded altar had been hidden from Morgan the pirate. However, the plaque at the front of the church explained that the altar had been gilded much later than the sack of Panama. That...More