St. Joseph Church holds one of this country's greatest treasures, the Golden Altar. The church, consecrated to Saint Joseph, is located in the Old Town sector of the capital city at the intersection of Avenue A and Eighth Street.
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Panama is a quintessential marine country, whose history and economy have long been linked to the sea. It has a privileged geographic location with coasts along the Caribbean Sea (1,207 km) and Pacific Ocean (1,700.6 km). Important marine and coastal ecosystems found on both coasts include mangroves, beaches, and coral reefs that form incredible underwater landscapes of submarine flora and fauna.
Fort San Lorenzo is one of the oldest Spanish forts in America. The fortification was built in 1597 to protect the mouth of Chagres River, which was the entry point for boats that navigated upstream to reach the post Venta de Cruces, from where they walked the rest of the way to Panama City on what became known as the Camino de Cruces. It is a magnificent example of the military architecture of that era, and in 1980 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.