Fort of Portobello

TOUR:  Fort of Portobello

TYPE OF TOUR: Culture & History


  • all entrance fees

  • multilingual guide (me!)

  • transportation

  • drinks


  • hat

  • sunglasses

  • sandals & comfortable light clothes

  • sun block

  • light raincoat (green season)



After about an hour and 20 min drive we will reach Portobello (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), probably Spainís most important port in the new world. The widest remain of ruins from the fortifications that were used to defend the town from pirates ,like Sir Henry Morgan, who roamed the Caribbean attracted by this immense wealth and perhaps the most heavily fortified of the Spanish control points along the coasts of the Americas, from where all the gold from South America looted by the Conquistadors, left for Europe. We will visit this historical town and the Church of the Black Christ, a statue that sank in the bay when being shipped from Spain to the Viceroy of Peru. Portobeloans rescued the statue, which is said to have miraculous powers.