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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My brother and I visited this fort located in the province of Colon. This is our second time here. We arrived an hour before sunset. You have to drive from the center of Colon, pass through the Gatun lake over the canal bridge and continue...More

1  Thank Vicente C
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Takes a while (and a good car as the drive is quite bumpy) to get there. We were arriving from Colon crossing the channel by small bridges which was curious. check the times as it's only possible to do it in designated hours, otherwise you...More

Thank mdmdmd_10
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

There isn't much left but it is nice to see. Make sure to bring food & water as the last place to buy provisions is in Colon. Beautiful views and very nice ruins.

Thank Mackjk
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is an amazing artifact of history...motes, tunnels...a stairway down to who knows at the point over the ocean! No one to keep you from getting close...look, touch, explore, imagine....awesome!

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

San Lorenzo is a historical gem filled filled with a lot of great stories to be told .Mostly of the place now lies in ruins ,but with a little bit of imagination you could imagine how it looked like after 60 years of struggle to...More

1  Thank Mattias H
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This structure is not rank but it is breath-taking to see the Chafres River emptying into the Caribbean from the fort. The original cannons are still in place although deteriorated. The interesting stone is missing in spots,revealing the interesting brickwork beneath.

Thank Susan G
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Yes, you can. Take water and snacks with you.
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katia s
29 August 2017|
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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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