A Religious Presence in Panama City
If you like souvenirs that remind you of your humanity, this travel souvenir from Panama might help you do just that. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is one Panama City's most renowned architectural jewels. It features a Gothic style that cannot be found in any other church or building in the whole country. It was built in the late 1940's soon after the Carmelitas arrived in the country. The church rises among the modern buildings and it looks like a picture taken from the past and transplanted to this tropical country. In fact, the church is inspired in medieval churches, especially the Gothic churches located in Toledo Spain.
Religious Adornments in Panama City
The travelers will be amazed at the two towers that shoot up into the sky as if they were two human arms trying to reach God's home. The exterior of the church is embellished with exquisite adornments. Good examples of these are the clock with a kind of Art Deco on its facade, and the window over the entrance through which the sunlight filters creating a religious atmosphere in the inside. A statue of Virgin Mary holding Jesus stands on the summit, the whiteness of the stone transmits a sense of peace that the sweet face of the Virgin enhances. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share this piece of Panama with family and friends.