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Gatun Locks, Colon

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Watch southbound ships raised 29.5 m (97 ft) from the Caribbean to Lago Gatun at Gatun Locks, a set of locks leading to the Panama Canal. Opened in 1914, the locks represented one of the finest engineered structures at the time, and the world's largest concrete construction until the building of the Hoover Dam in 1930. It takes around two hours to move the ships through the locks, so grab a seat at the viewing stand opposite the control tower to see the whole process unfold. To visit Gatun Locks on your holiday in Colon, and find out what else Colon has to offer, use our Colon vacation builder.
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  • We took a ship excursion and visited the locks. Quite a few steps up to the observation tower, and well worth it. Some history of the locks and canal, most impressive is watching the large ships makin...  more »
  • We were here in the context of a cruise ship and with previously booked tour of a local party with a small group on Rosenmontag locally and could live and close smuggling Dubai watch Star (tanker), then a container ship made ready, but a complete round was sufficient for us. On the drive to drive over the new fertigestellte Erweitwerungsschleuse, in which the very "big pot" can - are channelled, and here too we could take a look at one of the big container vessels of Maersk... Gatun - or the Mirarfloresschleusen are strongly recommended.
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  • If you come to Panama, you got that know this incredible engineering. You can attend in family. They show a film with history and feet see how passing boats.
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