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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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Such a very historic place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
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Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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West Midlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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