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Portobelo Royal Customs House Museum– The city of San Felipe de Portobelo, where this museum is located, was founded on March 20th, 1597 by Francisco Valverde Mercado. It was a time of a fluctuating population, although two suburbs of huts where creoles…

The Black Christ Church and Museum– The legendary depiction of Jesus Christ known as the Black Christ of Portobelo mixes issues of race and religion together with a mythic origin story to create one of the world’s most singular Christian devotional items.