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Most people don't realize what a long history that Acapulco has, I'm not talking about when Hollywood arrived but going back to conquistadors and sea trade with China via Manilla on wooden ships and an era of pirates and forts. It has a colorful history...More
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!
a great history lesson in an hr. air conditioned, well laid out bays. really aurthentic stuff from the spanish visits. go with someone who knows the place and then its more interesting a good afternoon outing.
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...More
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...More
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...More