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Fuerte de San Felipe

Bacalar, Mexico
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Furete de San Felipe: Bacalar, Mexico

The Fuerte de San Felipe is a must see when I’m Bacalar, Mexico! It is extravagantly built wth the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grace L
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Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
View of Lake

Great vantage point to take pictures of lake. Quaint town square as well. The fort offers a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen J
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (7 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
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Bacalar, Mexico
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"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"bacalar lagoon"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"informative museum"
in 4 reviews
"historic fort"
in 5 reviews
"cheap entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"historical facts"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 2 reviews
"spanish fort"
in 3 reviews
"nice construction"
in 3 reviews
"central building"
in 2 reviews
"pirates"
in 39 reviews
"exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"information"
in 13 reviews
"century"
in 3 reviews
"exposition"
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"inah"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fuerte de San Felipe is a must see when I’m Bacalar, Mexico! It is extravagantly built wth the deep mot surrounding. This is an excellent look into the past of the Caste wars the took place in the surrounding areas with the actual Pirates...More

Thank Grace L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great vantage point to take pictures of lake. Quaint town square as well. The fort offers a great historical journey of the town and region as well as just feel of the place. The pirate history is also a great point of intrigue for your...More

Thank Stephen J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really well maintained fort with a lovely museum which had lots of information on pirates which my daughters loved.

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Interesting location of the Spanish Fort. It over looks the lagoon on a hill. lots of iguanas all over the place. It has an interesting museum also.

Thank Mario E. B
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The fort itself is very basic, not much to explore but the views are beautiful of the Bacalar lagoon! Inside the main building you will see artifacts from the early seventeen century with historical facts about this ancient fort. Very interesting!

Thank marclapointe7319
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

My husband wanted to go inside to check out the view of the like from a higher location. When we attempted this it turns out you need a ticket ($5 usd). The place is small, literally just one building. Not worth it in our opinion...More

Thank MPfromPa
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This Spanish Fort was very beautiful and it overlooks this beautiful lake that has a array of colors you can just picture how it looks in the days when The fort was active and was repelling Pirates if you have time to travel south to...More

Thank Lakiery S
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Learn about Bacalar history and enjoy site views. We had the opportunity to attend a film festival from Cineteca Nacional and watch a great documental under the stars.

Thank Maricarmen J
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is a small historical fort with an informative museum in the central building, the history is given in both English and Spanish giving a good overview of everything. A previous traveller commented on it being expensive but I just do not understand this at...More

Thank 628AlanM628
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

For the views and therefore some photos it’s nice but for foreigners with 100pesos a bit expensive we thought. It’s a nice construction and it looks also special from the water. To enjoy the views over the lagoon it’s the best point.

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