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Fuerte de San Felipe

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Address: Bacalar, Mexico
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Good way to spend 2 hours

Nice, easy to do, interesting and educating. Located in the town center, a place u need anyway. Worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Nice, easy to do, interesting and educating. Located in the town center, a place u need anyway. Worth a visit

Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Informative museum tracking the local history. All signs are both in Spanish and English, so you can do a self-guided tour. Kept very clean. A few of the automatic exhibits (where you push a button) were not working properly and it was very hot inside. But it was a great way to learn the history of the area!

Barcelona, España
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Tiny museum but necessary to understand the Pirates and lake use from years . Beautiful views of the laguna

Derby, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the fort. Don't forget to pay at the kiosk opposite the entrance like we did! The visit helped put the history of Bacalar into context. Just think they need to open a bit more, the watch tower for example and perhaps provide a free pamphlet.

Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The story about pirates coming to Bacalar is a lot of fun and very well presented in this small museum.

Chetumal, Mexico
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Inside the fort is a fair amount of information and displays about the fort & it's history. A guided talking tour that included the outside would have been nice and more fitting for the price. I felt it was expensive for what it is

vancouver, canada
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Worth hiring a guide for the fort. The tour will only last a bit over an hour but you will learn a lot about the place and the views are great.

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I do not recommend visiting the inside of the Fuerte as there is nothing else but text! You can find all the information you may need online. But there is not historical art / item displayed within.

Silkeborg, Denmark
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106 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

For 67 pesos, this is way overpriced. The place is quite nice and has a nice view and a neat little museum, but I would not have chosen to go and pay so much if I had known how little there was to see there. The place is not that big either.

New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

I think the 29 pesos I paid were well worth it. The fort itself is very well restored, with beautiful views of Laguna Bacalar, the museum is smallish but has enough information to introduce you to Bacalar's history.


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