Castle of San Felipe de Lara

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Castle of San Felipe de Lara is part of the Tentative list of Guatemala in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Castle of San Felipe de Lara is a defensive system from the Spanish colonial period (1644). It was built at the narrowest point of the river where it enters Lake Izabal, which connects with the Caribbean Sea. The castle was used to protect the port of San Antonio de las Bodegas against pirate attacks.

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Full Name
Castle of San Felipe de Lara
Country
Guatemala
Added
2002
Type
Cultural
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2002 Added to Tentative List

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