Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Rio Dulce

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Witness Spanish colonial military defense at Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, which was built in 1644 to protect the port of San Antonia de las Bodegas from frequent pirate attacks. The 17th-century three-level fort, which is built of stone, sits on the narrowest point of the Dulce River. It consists of two outer walls, which envelope a semicircular bastion. Enter the fort via a small drawbridge over a moat. Plan to see Castillo de San Felipe de Lara and other attractions that appeal to you using our Livingston trip planning tool .
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  • A Spanish colonial fort at the entrance of Lake Izabal. Lake Izabal is connected with the Caribbean Sea via the Dulce River and El Golfete lake. The Castillo de San Felipe was used by the Spanish for ...  more »
  • Despite the years, the castle of San Felipe is always very well care; from there, travel by boat to Lake Izabal and Rio Dulce; can be great view and surrounded by nature.
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  • Visiting Rio Dulce one of its attractions is the castle of San Felipe de Lara, very well preserved and maintained, only travel inside the different passages, towers and places where entry is guarded by river pirates, there are in some places canyons. On the outside surrounds it a large park which is family reunion with beach access, many families come to do lunches, there are clean bathrooms and camida and beverage for sale. I recommend go Castle inside, but the views from the River are beautiful as can be seen in its entirety.
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  • A beautiful park and outstanding historical fort to take in. Must visit!
  • Had a wonderful time with my girlfriend and her family here. This place is beautiful. The guides were very friendly. But spoke spanish. So I do not know alot about what I saw. I will have to Google it.
  • Beautiful small castle with a nice view of the weather is good! Strangers have to pay 20Q entry fee!
  • The work that has been done to keep this castle alive is fantastic! I also admire the fact that it has been decided to create a protected and well maintained park with an area to swim in the river. I wish there were more places like this in Guatemala.
  • Exellent place to visit

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