Explore the Beauty of Portobelo
The coastal town of Portobelo, located on the Caribbean side of Panama, has a rich history that dates back to the Spanish colonial era. It was once one of the most important silver-exporting ports in the Spanish empire. Today, its forts, colonial-era customs house, and the Church of the Black Christ, home to a famous life-sized statue of Jesus Christ, stand as testimony to its historical significance. Portobelo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also famous for its unique cultural heritage, exemplified by the Congo culture, a blend of African and Caribbean traditions, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.