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El Fuerte de San Diego

Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-744-482-3828
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Ranked #3 of 45 Attractions in Acapulco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, History Museums, Military Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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West Midlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Worth a visit If your traveling this way then this is a great place to stop off and see the sights. defo go

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Howell, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Actually learned that the Mexicans are decendants of the Phillipines. The fort is shaped like a tortuga. History buffs will enjoy.

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Austin, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Also known as the Museo Historico de Acapulco. What surprised me most is that this is older than the US, but our pentagon is patterned after this fort building. This is no place for someone who is limited ambulatory ability. Lots of walking. Lots of interesting things to see... laid out so that really have to stop and look to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was very interesting seeing the history of Acapulco. Many items from the past. Seeing I have been visiting Acapulco for more than 40 years I really enjoyed seeing the history by visiting the Fort which I had gone by so many times in the past.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Some nice exhibits from prehispanic days to cononial rule, with special attention to the "Galeón de Manila" the ship coming from the Philipinnes to Acapulco which started the trading between the Spanish territories at the time. A clean and well displayed collection of sculptures, paintings, maps and other artefacts, as well as panoramic views of the town and beaches, makes... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went with my nephews to Fuerte San Diego and really enjoyed the glimpse of the history of Acapulco. The exhibits kept the kids' attention as well (ages 5-15). The views from the rooftop are also nice.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Fascinating history and artifacts. Most of the exhibits have explanations in both Spanish and English. Met a worker who spoke English so we learned a lot more about the history of this amazing fort. Also, great view of the marina from the top of the fort.

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