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Acapulco Historical Museum

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Address: Calle Hornitos, Acapulco, Mexico
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This local history museum is located in Acapulco's famed Fort of San Diego....

This local history museum is located in Acapulco's famed Fort of San Diego.

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The old fort is very well maintained and steep in history through hundreds of years with all information in Spanish and English. Very impressive

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The old fort is very well maintained and steep in history through hundreds of years with all information in Spanish and English. Very impressive

Thank Stuart F
Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

we went to this museum as part of a Acapulco city tour. The Fort was amazing and it was so awesome to see all of the artifacts that at the museum. we were told they were all original. there is so much history in Acapulco I wish i would have had a whole day to spend at the museum and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What a wonderful idea! Put your history museum in an historic fort overlooking Acapulco Bay! This is a wonderful museum with interesting and fascinating exhibits and artifacts. Having it inside a historic structure just adds to the whole experience! Air-conditioned and well-kept this is a wonderful museum. One of the best I have seen!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum located in the Fort San Diego. Wonderful views of the water and city from the fort. Lovely gift shop with many great souvenirs and art as well as books for the history buff.

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

I already reviewed this under the Fort of San Diego. I would love to go back and spend more time there. By the way, the signs are in English as well as Spanish

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

Before I entered this museum I (as a European) did not know much about the extensive trade between the Spanish colonies and Asia. Acapulco as one of the main centers of this Manila connection with the Philippines, Japon and China has an interesting story to tell about that time when the big Spanish ships crossed the Pacific Ocean which took... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

The architecture of the building is very interesting, an old port that used to be held down in Mexico. Windows know cover the posts guards would lay out with rifles and atop of the building is a terrace with cannons. At the top of the museum, the terrace allows you to take in breathtaking views of Acapulco also. The trip... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

They had a temporary exhibit of impressionist work and Rodin sculptures. Be aware that with a student or teacher ID the entrance is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015

Interesting and informative....and air conditioning, which we all really enjoyed. Good displays, most of the information is in multiple languages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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