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El Fuerte de San Diego

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Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-744-482-3828
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Description: This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site...
This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.
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A Must for History Buffs

See my full,review of this dated yesterday under full day tours. Went late Feb. as part of a cruise excursion. EXCELLENTly restored pentagram shaped fort which presents the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

See my full,review of this dated yesterday under full day tours. Went late Feb. as part of a cruise excursion. EXCELLENTly restored pentagram shaped fort which presents the history fro earliest Indians through the Spanish rule until Mexico won its independence in 1821. WITHIN easy walking distance to cruise ship terminal (good shopping-last chance to get authentic alebrejas...gret Mexico memento... More 

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fort San Diego is a short walk from Costera Street and easy to reach on the local bus. Admission was 52 pesos. The Fort is very well restored and offers nice views of the harbor from the top wall. The Fort Museum is located in several rooms on the lower level and much more than I was expecting. There are... More 

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guadalajara
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One of my favorite places for absorbing Mexican history 'live and in person'. Among many other historic currents, it beautifully presents the history of the Nao de China or Manila Galleon, the ship that made a yearly trip between Acapulco and Manila, starting very early during the viceregal period. This site is SO worth a visit; I have honestly never... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

our guide happiness took us here on our first day a Sunday (free admission on Sunday's) you could see the whole bay and city from this beautiful fort a must see for everyone in Acapulco

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're in the area, while visiting Acapulco, consider stopping by this historical monument. It has been well preserved and offers a nice glimpse into the historic-architecture and history of the area. There's a small fee for entrance and tour, but you are able to walk the exterior grounds, as well as climb some of the fort's embankments. It also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a very interesting museum and well presented. You can explore the various rooms and even walk up top for a great view of the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A must visit, historic, well maintained, really interesting. It is shaped in a unique fashion, all information in English and Spanish. Clean, on the beach, and you will understand so much about east-west culture and Acapulco's role in it all.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

An interesting fort due to the historic displays about Spanish Galleons and the Spanish trade with the Far East. Worth spending a couple of hours visiting and wonderful views.

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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very interesting place to visit, you can learn about the international trading that went on in days past.Great museum displays

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very well put together, nice exhibitions, unexpensive, full of culture, bilingual, if you like old history including indigenous tribes, pirates, etc you'll definitely love this place

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