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Fuerte de San Felipe

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Address: Bacalar, Mexico
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Nice museum

We enjoyed the views of the fort and spent more than one hour in the museum of pirates, the exposition was really interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
srandovnihad
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fort is in the city of Bacalar. It is not a big place. It tells about the local history of that area of the country. It might be able to take less than 30 mins. It is also next to the main plaza of the city. Here you will find food as.well.as.people selling their hand made articles. It is... More 

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Thank Henry B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I highly recommend to visit this museum to understand what happened to Maya Civilization and why this area with a fresh water lake was attractive to Pirates, Buccaneers, etc. and the difference among them.

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Thank Julio L
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The fort of Bacalar is very interesting, with a deep moat surrounding the fort. It has a lot of historical information inside regarding the history of Bacalar and the pirates who invaded it, including some women! Excellent value for $4.00 USD. Highly recommended.

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austin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There is nothing special about this Fuerte de San Felipe. You come see and go. Its not worth at all to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Fuerte de San Felipe is just off the main square in Bacalar. It's MXN70 per person to enter. You enter across what used to be a fortified drawbridge. In the central room there are numerous detailed and interesting information boards with illustrations and maps detailing the history and culture of the region in Spanish and English. These were much more... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We enjoyed the views of the fort and spent more than one hour in the museum of pirates, the exposition was really interesting.

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Thank srandovnihad
Wollombi, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Great little museum in this fort giving a very interesting overview of the fort and the town. It's not expensive and very informative. Worth an hour of your visit time.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I pick up historical details to clothe the framework that reading and research have sculpted before traveling. This historic fort, with it's tiny museum, offers a helpful link in the chain of history from long before the Spanish Conquest and moves the view from that of the Maya to the larger world of nations and states in competition for everything.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This place has a lot of interesting pirate history. It had a lot of great information about the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Bay City, MI
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A wonderfully well maintained historic fort in Bacalar. It has a look out, walls, cannons and a museum with many great items. It is worth an hour of your time. To read about our adventure there and see more videos and pictures check out TravelingMartinezes

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