Gatun Locks, Colon
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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The visitor center at the new Agua Clara locks is perfect to see the New-Panamax vessels go through on their way from one ocean to the other one. Impressive and easy to find. And there is a nice resta... read more »
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