Jun 7, 2009

Church of the Golden Altar Panama City

Its name sounds like it could be the title of an Indiana Jones movie. The legend that surrounds it could certainly be a decent plot.

The tale of the Church of the Golden Altar involves Welsh pirate Henry Morgan. He sacked the original Panama City in the 1670s. To save the altar a priest painted it black to hide its true worth. Today it is located in Iglesia de San Jose in Panama City’s San Felipe District, also know as Casco Viejo, where the city was rebuilt. The church is open to visitors.


kristine said...

that does sound like the beginning of a good action hero plot. Time to start writing...!?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic Church !! Great Captured...Orange Color In The Photograph Is Really Nice..

GMG said...

Hi Wendy! Amazing story; wise guy that priest... ;)

Meanwhile Blogtrotter (not me, I’m stuck here ;)) is profiting from the holidays in Lisbon this week and has a tour of Lake Galve, one of the beautiful lakes near Trakai, to show you! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

Wendy said...

Kristine, as long as the plot is twisted :^)

Unseen Rajasthan, that part of Panama City has a few gems.

Gil, glad you have some time off.