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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: 017444821114
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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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Historic Old Fort of San Diego

This old fort in Acaoulco was built to defenf against pirates. It has a very interesting history that us well documented in the 10 display rooms . There are lovely views from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Pasadena
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Pasadena
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old fort in Acaoulco was built to defenf against pirates. It has a very interesting history that us well documented in the 10 display rooms . There are lovely views from the fort walls. It is located in a gated area of very beautiful mansions

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PRESCOTT
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit was part of our city tour. Too much of our time was wasted here. We were disappointed that most of the information that we could read was more the history of world discovery and trade than it was about the Fort and its role in Acapulco history.

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Thank RON K
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a great sunny day. Great things to see and description in English and Spanish. Provides history of the city.

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Acapulco
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Have to be into history. It's the old fort that protected the bay of Acapulco. Not a history buff, but still enjoyed.

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Summerland, Canada
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We only allotted about 30 minutes for this Fort / Museum and that was a mistake. We could have spent 4 hours. The Fort itself is very interesting but the presentation and variety of the artifacts took it over the top. It is well worth the 52 pesos to get in.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here in December 2015. Very informative exhibits, all with English and in air conditioned refurbished fort on the port of Acapulco. Nice outing away from the beach and boating.

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Santa Paula, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is one of the best museums I visited. Learnt a lot, enjoyed thoroughly. Great view of the city, fantastic architecture, VERY well arranged expositions. Thumbs up!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Didn't know about the Philippine/Mexico connection prior to my visit. Though we didn't have a tour guide, many of the placards were in English.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Whoever is interested in the history of Acapulco and wants to feel like one of the defenders of the port against the invading pirates of the past should visit the site.

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Calgary, Canada
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466 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The display rooms are very well done and arranged with various artifacts from times gone by. Much of the contents are from the trade that was set up with Asia or the Philippines. The literature is very good, written both in English and Spanish so it makes it easy to conduct a self guided tour.

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