Chagres and Fort San Lorenzo

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Fuerte de San Lorenzo, Colón, Distrito Colón, Colón Province, Panama

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Description Chagres and Fort San Lorenzo

Chagres (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtʃaɣɾes]), once the chief Atlantic port on the isthmus of Panama, is now an abandoned village at the historical site of Fort San Lorenzo (Spanish: Fuerte de San Lorenzo). The fort's ruins and the village site are located about 8 miles (13 km) west of Colón, on a promontory overlooking the mouth of the Chagres River.


== 16th and 17th centuries: Discovery and fortification ==
In 1502, during his fourth and final voyage, Christopher Columbus discovered the Chagre

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