Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: 
Portobelo-San Lorenzo (1980)

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Magnificent examples of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture, these Panamanian forts on the Caribbean coast form part of the defence system built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade.

Panama 1936. Ruins of the Customs House in Portobelo.

Panama 2001. The first stamp in a set of two se-tenant stamps, honouring the Panamanian World Heritage. Castle of San Lorenzo in Portobelo.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Panama (on this site). Inactive links are not described on postage stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Panama Section, for further information on the individual properties. 

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