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Fort San Lorenzo: Tours & Tickets

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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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This place is in the process of being restored. It has a lot of history and much more to see than the other forts we visited in Panama. The road to get there is very bad, and the trip is pretty long, but it was worth it.
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This is a good side trip on the way to the beach but I can’t recommend on its own. There are cannons discarded but not well kept.
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When you are here, you will understand why the Spanish located the fort at this point. Strategic in location but also a great view of the beautiful coast line and river.
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After a pleasant drive through the rain forest with occasional monkey sightings the elevated position of these ruins comes a bit as a surprise. There are some information signs providing basic information and background to the various parts of the different structures. A visitor
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Located on a promontory at the mouth of the Chagres River, Fort San Lorenzo traces its historical roots back to the 1500’s when a sea level structure evolved to protect Spanish interests (read: the gold route) on the Panamanian isthmus. After being destroyed and then
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