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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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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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Absolute must when you visit Acapulco

Acapulco is a very old town with lots of history but casual visitors don't get much idea of the town's past because history doesn't seem to be a priority for Acapulco's marketing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Acapulco is a very old town with lots of history but casual visitors don't get much idea of the town's past because history doesn't seem to be a priority for Acapulco's marketing folks. Thats a great pity. During the Colonial period Acapulco was a terminus for the annual Galleon trade with the Philippines and the annual fair at which goods... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had no idea of the rich history of Acapulco until visiting here! Very informative and interesting!!!

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Good history walk a lot and no water to drink they don't sell water..but it's so good to know about Acapulco..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Was a nice place to visit and learn about Acapulco. Quite informational and it only takes about a hour or two of you time. It is walking distance from the Pier where the cruise ships come in.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

very good and the view was well worth it , historical value was great we all learn a few new things about the end of the Kings road and the boat and the harbors and how old this place is the children enjoy the walk and after we went to the beach

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is a replica of the actual fort- architecturally interesting and pleasing to the eye. Inside, is a wonderful museum with archeological, site artifacts, and an art exhibit. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is my 4th visit to this small museum. I was pleasantly surprised by the staff (very helpful and friendly. They lend us a wheel chair for my disabled father in law and helped us any way, to get over some steps and levels), as also to the new appearance of it. Located in front of the cruise ship terminal,... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fantastic job of caring for a treasure. There were no guides and our cab driver was way more interested in napping than staying with us. As history buffs we enjoyed the visit and the antiquities. Amazing works of art are part of the experience that included Rodin, Renoir and Monet. Amazing how advanced they truly were 500 years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This little museum covers the colonial Spanish conquest period of Mexican history, long before Acapulco became an international tourist destination. Not among the wonderful historical museums of the world, El Fuerte de San Diego collects the objects, but does not really explain much of the period and its importance in Mexican history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on a Sunday. The week we were in Acapulco was their downtime after Easter so Acapulco was u crowded and perfect! Our driver , Baldo Gomez, was incredible and knowledgable about Mexico history. Made the trip more interesting than I could imagine.

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Additional Information about El Fuerte de San Diego

Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Phone Number: 017444821114
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Acapulco
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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