San Lorenzo’s Fort, Panama

San Lorenzo Fort is in the entrance of the Chagres River, in Colon Panama, this is one of the oldest Spanish fortresses in America. It was built in 1598 by orders of King Philip II, on top of a high reef, dominating the river's entrance and its main purpose was to protect Portobelo from possible attacks from pirates wanting to loot the city of the treasures brought in from Perú, Ecuador, and Colombia which were headed towards Spain.



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