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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.
Colon, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago

located at entrance rio chagres this old fport was the place where captauin Morgan fighted to start the invasion of panama city across the istamus. Beaautiful view on ocean and river. I recommand. it was included in a trip starting with the train from panama...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank berni507
Reviewed 22 November 2018

We went there on a extremely sunny day, so I strongly recommend a good sunblock, as there's not enough shade at the place. Sunburnt withstanding, we had a great experience visiting this small but engaging fort. Views are magnificent, even if is not the most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Thomas_browne12
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It has an interesting history. There's not a ton to see but it has beautiful views. The ride in is tough... the roads are full of potholes so our driver was dodging them left and right. If you're up for the ride, the site is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank axwtravels
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Nice location and rive and fascinating Panamanian History. Loved every moment of my visit. This is an Instagram worthy spot.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tanikad2016
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

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 know that this time, Panama...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank diazpty88
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter R
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richard D
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ccbarb1
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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6 January 2019|
Response from tanikad2016 | Reviewed this property |
I ordered an Uber to take me to the location, to me that was the safest way to get around since I barely speak Spanish.
7 December 2017|
Response from tweety817 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Take water and snacks with you.