Panama: Portobello

Portobello is a port city fortified by the Spanish in the 16-17th century. This was the pain port for the export of the Peruvian silver to Europe. The fort witnessed many attacks through out its history – it’s fallen multiple times into British pirate hands and later to the British Royal Navy in 1739. At the entrance do the town lies Fort Santiago, while the town itself has Fort San Geronimo and yet another fort is only reachable by not on the other side of the peninsula, Fort San Fernando. The sleepy Portobello town is also home to the 18th century Iglesia de San Felipe and 16th-century Capilla de San Juan de Dios, which is world famous for the black Christo Negro statue inside. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage.