(TravelGuides)If you have an appreciation or love of Spanish culture, learning the history behind the town and the ruins of Portobelo Panama will make your trip worthwhile before you visit. Originally discovered by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in 1502 on his way to the discovery of America, he gave the name of the town of Puerto Bella meaning beautiful port. It was not founded until 1597 by Francisco Mercado y Velarde.
Portobelo Panama remained in the street which was attacked and taken over by pirates. This is due to the annual exhibition which was held for several days or months in the city as the central connection point for other cities to exchange merchandise, so that large amounts of gold to collect. Even holding the exhibition of the year is not piracy and often brings a well-known in particular named Captain Henry Morgan. After recovering from the torture was arrested by the captain and his crew, the city met many other attacks that eventually cause a decrease in the city and what is now considered a historical monument with only a few residents left.
History not transferred, but it seems to attract more visitors and tourists from everywhere who still find beauty in Porto Belo Panama. Spanish fort, the walls and ancient cannons still see today a symbol of the form of protection against a number of pirate attacks. Road extended to other cities for roads in and out of annual operating can be found at Porto Belo Panama.
One thing that Portobelo Panama united with all the cities of Panama and hold a festival held every year for the celebration of the miracle called the Black Christ statue. The name was probably due to the dark wood of the image that has been made. History tells us that the statue was found by a fisherman who has a rough sea during heavy storms, and only after passing the statue of their boat is stable on the water. The image is then re-emerged in Portobelo bay termination of the epidemic disease which began after a statue on the left. Others say that the picture looked many times into the city each time was brought to his house Portobelo.