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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 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 mexico
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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
Thank RiverCoatl
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
Thank DanielTripper
Reviewed March 8, 2018

It is worth the trip to see it but that is about it. It has extreme historical significance but the museum does not do too much to promote it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 241mikem
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Great perspective on the Maritime History of Acapulco. Historical displays inside the Fort covered the history of the Fort and its importance on the Manila Trade Route. This gives a perspective on the History of Acapulco beyond resorts and why it was an important trade...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wayne R
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Excellent place to visit in Acapulco. Displays are set up really nice. Not all information describing the displays are in English which is a shame. Many treasures can be seen inside. Religion is discussed a lot which was very interesting. Don't forget your camera as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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November 12, 2016|
Response from Mario V | Reviewed this property |
YES to the three questions
June 23, 2016|
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Response from DPNA | Reviewed this property |
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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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