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El Fuerte de San Diego

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This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.
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Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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All reviews rooms are air conditioned small museum excellent museum display rooms beautiful fort spanish empire interesting exhibits spanish conquest cruise dock history museum closed on mondays worth a visit great view of the city entrance fee the cliff trade pirate
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This fort is fascinating, don't let your guide rush you through. Another nice sight, however, is the museum across the parking lot. The mural on the side, while ignored by the locals, is amazing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Romeaux
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intended to explore the fort on our own and then return to cruise ship. Local guide Antonio assisted us in crossing the street, and then proceeded to give us a private tour of the fort and museum. He then escorted us to Museo Casa de...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank M D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The second leg of our “Acapulco Historical Tour with Divers Show” revealed a captivating experience. Initially built in 1616, thanks to the Spanish Empire, the fort was widely affected by an earthquake in 1776. Then, it was demolished and fully rebuilt in 1783. But beyond...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Nice display of history inside rooms under fort. Reminder that the world is changing fast now. The ship replicas really remind me of what it must have been like to travel then. Love Patrick O'Brian's master and commander series so the fort is awesome.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Steve K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I is a very well kept fort. It is similar to other forts in different ports of Mexico and the Caribbean. I has a bit of technology and displays beautiful historical pieces.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Manuel R
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Fort San Diego is a beautiful fort placed at front of Acapulco’s bay, we enjoy 2 hrs visiting the fort and the museum. Seems to be very strong to defend the port from pirates attacks in the past. My grandsons enjoy the visit too much.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Easily accessible by taxi, foot or bridge (if you're coming in a cruise) the Fuerte de San Diego is one of the most important places in Acapulco. It serves as a history museum of the port and it contains important pieces connecting Asia and America....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

A great little short trip... take about an hour or so to got though all the displays very well done and great view of the city and bay

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mikbryland
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

As part of a tour we visited the fort for 45 minutes or so. Interesting and entertaining history and great views. Museum rooms at the fort were air conditioned.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JustinL287
Reviewed March 10, 2018

They are closed on Mondays. Go early before it gets hot (open at 9am) and do the outdoor top part first. The views are great up there. Do the indoor air-conditioned parts last. Admission is 60 pesos/$3.22 US

Date of experience: March 2018
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Uniall
November 12, 2016|
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June 23, 2016|
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As far as I remember, yes. Sometimes, when you don't have a handicap, it is sad to say, you don't notice. Most of the area is cobblestone and uneven. I remember some of the rooms had ramps for the displays. The parking lot... More
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RonVal
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Question re: El Fuerte de San Diego (14 Replies)
As we understand it ... Whenever there's a cruiseship in port, the Fort opens up on Mondays (a day on which it is normally closed). Our question is this: If there's a ship in port, on a Monday ... from 7:00 'til 14:00, can it automatically be assumed that the Fort will be open for those travelers? AND - even though the ship leaves port @ 14:00 - will the Fort remain open (for other tourists) for the remainder of the afternoon - or close up "early"? Thanks ... RonVal51
November 23, 2005|
Response fromcarmen f|
good question ron....the fort opens up for the tour companies from the ship only....they pay double salary to the people working there for them to open it....it is closed to the general public ......the offical day the fort is closed....mondays...hope this has been of some help....zzaa