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Fort San Lorenzo

Colon, Panama
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King Phillip II ordered the fortress to be built in 1595, which is located on the Chagres River commanding a view of the mouth of the river and miles out to sea.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“army base” (3 reviews)
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"chagres river"
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"panama city"
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"world heritage"
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"self guided tour"
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"amazing history"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank olie293
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Located at the mouth of the Chagres River, this fort has historic importance, but it's truly a ruin of its former self. You can wander around and check out what remains, but there are no informational signs at all. Considering that you most likely get...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It was a very good journey to San Lorenzo Fort. It is a place where to go with the family. It is a bout 45 minutes from Espinar, Colon and it is not expensive at all.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This fort is set on a promontary overlooking the rivers of the Canal. Go prepared with a guide or guidebook if you are interested in the history since there aren't guideposts or signs. The sheer beauty of the place is wonderful and the history that...More

Thank ccbarb1
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

we visited this Fort with our tour guide Mario from Almiza tours. make sure you visit with a knowledgeable tour guide like ours. he gave us the scoop on this beautiful place, the history is just amazing. from pirates to battles to why women weren't...More

Thank Leslie P
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

it is a must see if you visit colon, panama. i was on the busienss trip, but took the time to go to a few places. this is one of the places. it was great

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Ok. You've seen one ruined 17th century fort and you've seen 'em all, right? Except how did this British cannon insignia get on this cannon at Fort San Lorenzo? Could be these guys really did mix it up out there. Or maybe the Spanish picked...More

Thank dothemath51
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this visit. It's not a grand fort but it's steep in history! We went there as part of a joint tour of the locks. Fabulous day! Saw many monkeys and sloths along the way that we could stop and photograph. Beautiful views...More

Thank Canadian_Hoser
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely don’t miss this if you are making a trip to Colón much better then the locks. The history and ability to walk the fort are unreal. Keep your kids on a leash the area isn’t idiot proof and kids could easily go falling off...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We were on a Panama Day Trips Tour (separate review) and stopped here for a lunch picnic. We were fortunate in that John, our tour guide, was encyclopedic in his knowledge of this place. He gave us a walking tour. But even if you visit...More

1  Thank Codiak!
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Yes, you can. Take water and snacks with you.
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katia s
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I visited San Lorenzo s part of a tour to the new Panama Canal Locks. The tour was a walk in the jungle, San Lorenzo and the new locks. There were 4 people on the tour in a minibus. I found the tour on trip advisor while... More
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