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El Fuerte de San Diego

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Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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history of acapulco

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

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

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 NEW

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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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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Huayacocotla
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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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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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Gorham, New Hampshire
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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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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Thanks to our charming, educated, and respectful cab driver, we dropped by this fort. A taste o f history

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Stuart, Florida
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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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