Fort San Lorenzo, Colon

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Find yourself amongst some of Panama’s most significant military ruins at Fort San Lorenzo, once part of a key defence system for transatlantic trade. Constructed by the Spanish Crown in the 17th and 18th centuries, the original fort dates back as far as 1595 and sits atop a cliff, overlooking a beautiful portion of the Caribbean Sea and the mouth of the Rio Chagres. Roam the UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy the national park’s surrounding scenery. The remaining fortifications are the best preserved in all of Panama and considered magnificent examples of the the period’s military architecture. There is little signage at the site, but guides are available. Plan to visit Fort San Lorenzo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Colon attractions using our Colon trip tool .
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  • Fort San Lorenzo was dominated historical patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO, this juice place an important role for the Spanish Crown since it was one of the strengths most important. Today is a tourist place, remains architecture, wineries and cannons. Recommendation carry a guide who handles the story to have a better experience. bring food.
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  • this was our 4th or 5th visit to San Lorenzo. the last time was in 2011 when I was pregnant with the 2nd one. this place always worth to visit, because of the scenery. The rio chagres. And good to kno...  more »
  • This was an interesting place to visit and it was good to have a guide provided to give us the history of the place. it was also interesting to see the balsa wood tree.  more »
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  • Must see Attraction in Colon. You have to take a ferry to cross the canal. Entrance fee.
  • Visit if you'll have a chance! Amazing views
  • Nice views of Chagres River entrance. Nice antique Spanish Fort.
  • Wonderful day trip. Beautiful ocean views, old cannons, fort ruins. Plus we spotted monkeys on our trip. Highly recommend.
  • Amazing view of the Carribean and mouth of the Chagres.
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