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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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This is a lovely little museum, a good way to spend the morning learning about Acapulco's fascinating trade with the Orient and pirate history. It also has a great view over the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Acapulco, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little museum, a good way to spend the morning learning about Acapulco's fascinating trade with the Orient and pirate history. It also has a great view over the old part of town and the docks.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you haven't already done your research on Acapulco this tour will explain to you more and more. Private car park provided. Tickets are $35 pesos. All is written in English and Spanish. Not tour guides, just you and free to take your time. The views are breathtaking.

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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