Acapulco Historical Museum
Acapulco Historical Museum
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This local history museum is located in Acapulco's famed Fort of San Diego.
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Panamajoe2017
Sechelt, Canada315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is an excellent and informative museum that looks at Acapulco’s historical role in the Spanish trade with the Far East. You could easily spend two hours or more wandering through the many exhibits. Information in Spanish and English. Highly recommended.
Written January 8, 2020
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Corneliu A
Montreal, Canada451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
A good opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, since the museum location is inside the iconic El Fuerte de San Diego.
On display, many captivating artifacts and items, with signs in both English and Spanish.
You may admire a replica of one of the famous Spanish galleons, who allegedly open the first global trade route in the Pacific.
By the same token, you’ll learn about the history of Acapulco and its role during the colonial period. Enjoy the spectacular views from the fort and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Written February 1, 2019
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Chuck C
Saskatoon, Canada347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Ok maybe its just because I am a bit of a history buff, but every museum in Acapulco is so proud to display their history. It seem really well captured in this area and is displayed in such an interesting manner. I can't rave enough of how well these museums are done. It is well worth your time to visit and appreciate what this area has done for North America.
Written April 22, 2017
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Lauren W
Perth, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
This museum is a great way to pass a few hours and escape the heat of Acapulco. The signs are in English and Spanish and there is a lot of information on all the boards. The building itself is interesting and information is provided about it's history as well as the trade history of the port. This is not like any of the other regional history museums we have visited in Mexico, highly recommend.
Written February 28, 2015
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345bcd
Phoenix, Arizona28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
This museum offered very excellent insight and knowledge that we never knew. Fantastic displays of early success with trade partners from the East going back to 1450 to 1600. The inhabitants were trading with Japan and China when the USA was discovered!
Written February 27, 2018
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maguey
Cuernavaca177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
The fort was built to protect the ships that went back and forth to the Filippines for over 300 years to protect them from pirates, etc.
The trade between Asia and Mexico was spectacular. Mexico sent a lot of gold, silver, corn, beans, chiles and from China came silk, pottery, and lots more. The fort is spectacular.
Written May 17, 2017
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Karleen B
Concord, CA3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I live in the east bay of Northern California by San Francisco and we have great museums that take hours to go through. But this museum is small and quaint and our guide, Elvira, made our tour fun and interesting by pointing out special features of the displays to the people of Acapulco. I really learned something!
Written March 13, 2017
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DPNA
Acapulco, Mexico345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Took some out of town friends. They like history so they really enjoyed. The views are wonderful in all directions.
Written February 12, 2017
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Adriana R
Trondheim, Norway24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
It's well organized and there you learn about the history of Acapulco and it's importance during the colonial period. You can learn about the importance of Acapulco for the strong interaction between the colonial Mexico and the colonial Philippines.
Written August 10, 2013
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MelbourneOztraveller
Kew, Australia532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Family
The museum is built into the San Diego fortress, the most iconic historic spot in Acapulco. Well worth an hour's visit if you can read Spanish, and the view over the harbour, the Pacific and parts of the city are also worth the visit. Pity that that Acapulco has so little attention paid to its rich past- in the colonial period or in the twentieth century. Take lots of sun screen location if you're going to be walking around the fortress itself
Written July 27, 2012
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