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Fuerte de San Felipe

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Address: Bacalar, Mexico

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Well preserved with breathtaking views

This fort and tiny on site museum are interesting to visit. It will not take you more than 30 minutes to see and read everything there is to know about the area's historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun, Mexico
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fort and tiny on site museum are interesting to visit. It will not take you more than 30 minutes to see and read everything there is to know about the area's historical piracy era. There are some interesting pieces, a very nice mural, a well preserved building and moat (dry), but the best thing about it is, by far,... More 

Thank IndraRojo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fuerte is an old building that helped to defend from pirates. It was re-constructed in century XX and is fully functional. You can visit it in less than 1 hour (not that big as others of its kind), and take some good shots using your camera.

Thank cesar_hdz
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love historic sites, this was a very cool one to see, reading all the facts to learn more about the history of Bacalar was interesting it is definitely take the time to go, it is not crowded and it's cheap to go.

Thank Ana C
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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540 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is an historic site at Bacalar, with great big walls as every fort. Built in 1733 by the Spanish Goverment, to defend the region from the pirates. Interesting to visit, as you can appreciate the architechture and greatness of a fort. There is a nice museum of the fort´s history and the Bacalar region since the precolumbian and colonial... More 

Cancun, Mexico
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice construction with a great view to the Lagoon.. inside there is a small gallery. I'll take you about 20 min to view the entire place.

Thank Cipres2323
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99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice little fortress of bacalar to protect it from invading pirates and buccaneers. As is bacalar, the fortress is a very small one, still nice to see

Thank Felix N
Toronto, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you love history and have an interest in fortifications this is a wonderful example of military science and architecture that should not be missed. The museum has some scellent pièces and very informative text.

Thank Veganguy
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Museum, nice and small you can know the past from this inetresting place, Its an old nice construction, you can learn a lot a bout this FUERTE

Thank xam10
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The fortress is a nice stop if you are on your way to Belize. The entrance is significantly cheaper for the people with mexican nationality, as if they wanted to discourage tourism :D Nobody speaks much english here, but it is worth it. It is not crowded at all and after you are done with the tour, you can continue... More 

Thank aichinka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The museum inside transports you to the era of pirates, Creole and Mayas. You can see fragments of weapons used and found here in Bacalar, replicas of ships entering and leaving the Canal Pirates. The viewpoint of the first tower shows you the lagoon with its 7 colred around 12 noon, excellent moment to take a foto! This fort is... More 

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