Another attraction in Panama Viejo are its churches. Interesting to see the ruins of Saint Domingo Convent, the Cathedral and Saint Joseph Church, among many.
The main attraction of Saint Joseph Church is its famous Golden Altar "which was miraculously saved after the sacking of Panamá Viejo. According to local legend, when word came of pirates' impending attack, a priest attempted to disguise the altar by painting it black. Decades later when memories had faded, the paint began to fade, too, and the priceless artifact was uncovered and properly restored to its lustrous beauty.( http://cascoviejo.com/iglesia-san-jose/ )"
Igreja de São José / Saint Joseph Church
Interessante a cestinha com agradecimentos e recados ao santo
Convento de São Domingo / Saint Domingo Convent