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Panama Viejo (“old Panama”) was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast.  In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded.  It was never rebuilt.  Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.

Panama Viejo (“old Panama”) was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast. In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded. It was never rebuilt. Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.

Panama Viejo, Panama. A wealthy and thriving city, founded  in August of 1519, was invaded and sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. These ruins are now a Historic Site and the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific. A must see on a tour of Panama.

Panama Viejo, Panama. A wealthy and thriving city, founded in August of 1519, was invaded and sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. These ruins are now a Historic Site and the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific. A must see on a tour of Panama.

Panama Viejo. Panama Viejo (“old Panama”) was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast.  In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded.  It was never rebuilt.  Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.

Panama Viejo. Panama Viejo (“old Panama”) was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast. In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded. It was never rebuilt. Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.

Fort San Lorenzo: In 1671 Captain Henry Morgan sent James Bradley with 400 men to attack Fort San Lorenzo on the mouth of the Chagres. The fort was heavily fortified and Bradley’s men suffered many casualties, but they did capture the Fort. Of the 320 men at the fort, only 30 survived to surrender to the pirates. Today it is a quiet and peaceful place, but a hint of adventure is still in the air...

Fort San Lorenzo: In 1671 Captain Henry Morgan sent James Bradley with 400 men to attack Fort San Lorenzo on the mouth of the Chagres. The fort was heavily fortified and Bradley’s men suffered many casualties, but they did capture the Fort. Of the 320 men at the fort, only 30 survived to surrender to the pirates. Today it is a quiet and peaceful place, but a hint of adventure is still in the air...

The forts of Portobelo were built by the Spanish conquerors as a defense against pirates and privateers. This amazing place, which saw attacks by such infamous buccaneers as Sir Francis Drake and Captain Henry Morgan, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated on the Caribbean coast of Panama, this place is sure worth a visit! www.ecocircuitos.com

The forts of Portobelo were built by the Spanish conquerors as a defense against pirates and privateers. This amazing place, which saw attacks by such infamous buccaneers as Sir Francis Drake and Captain Henry Morgan, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated on the Caribbean coast of Panama, this place is sure worth a visit! www.ecocircuitos.com

Getting Off the Beaten Track in Altos de Campana National Park, Panama

Getting Off the Beaten Track in Altos de Campana National Park, Panama

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Panama Viejo (“old Panama”) was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast.  In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded.  It was never rebuilt.  Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.

Panama Viejo (“old Panama”) was founded in August of 1519 making it the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific Coast. In 1671 the town was destroyed when Captain Henry Morgan invaded. It was never rebuilt. Panama Viejo was declared a historic site in 1976 and has since been under governmental protection.

1923 Print Govenors House Home Raid Ruins Captain Henry

1923 Print Govenors House Home Raid Ruins Captain Henry

Panam� la Vieja ~ Dreaming the past    http://twitter.com/PanamaLaw

Panam� la Vieja ~ Dreaming the past http://twitter.com/PanamaLaw

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