Find yourself amongst some of Panama’s most significant military ruins at Fort San Lorenzo, once part of a key defence system for transatlantic trade. Constructed by the Spanish Crown in the 17th and 18th centuries, the original fort dates back as far as 1595 and sits atop a cliff, overlooking a beautiful portion of the Caribbean Sea and the mouth of the Rio Chagres. Roam the UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy the national park’s surrounding scenery. The remaining fortifications are the best preserved in all of Panama and considered magnificent examples of the the period’s military architecture. There is little signage at the site, but guides are available. Plan to visit Fort San Lorenzo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Colon attractions using our Colon trip tool.
Tours To Fort San Lorenzo
Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $72
Duration: 6 hours
Chagres River Kayak Expedition From Panama City BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 10 hours
Panama Canal Railway & San Lorenzo Fortress BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $143
Duration: 6 hours
Fort San Lorenzo Reviews
We book via viator and really enjoyed this part of day tour. Our guide gave us a very good over view of the history of the fort. Really nice picture ops. more »
Cynthia at Panama Day Trips set up this fun, varied trip for us. Our friendly guide Earnesto took us to the north bound train which runs along the canal. We rode it to Colon where he met us again... more »
The road to get there is terrible but the fort itself is fantastic. The place is well-maintained and easy to walk through and read up on the history. The views of the Chagres and ocean are amazing.
Great place to visit. You can feel the deep history while enjoy peace and beauty.
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