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El Fuerte de San Diego

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Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Phone Number: 017444821114
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site...

This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.

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If you are a history buff as I am you must visit this fort. Very well kept (kudos to the municipality!). The staff working on a Sunday afternoon where courteous and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a history buff as I am you must visit this fort. Very well kept (kudos to the municipality!). The staff working on a Sunday afternoon where courteous and very welcoming. Inside the extremely well presented and clean exhibition rooms (there several), you'll find a plethora of original artifacts of all sorts. The views from the top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and amazing historical art and artifacts. Well worth a visit for the views and for anyone interested in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

If you've had enough Sun this is a good place to spend a couple of hours. You can learn some history about Acapulco.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

When most Americans think of Acapulco they think of the 50s era glamour spot, the 70s disco capital or, unfortunately, today's drug wars. Here is a place that will put the city and its long history into perspective. I highly recommend it to everyone -- especially foreign vistors. I spend less than two hours at the fort but could have... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We took a taxi from our hotel which dropped us off at the front gate of the fort. It was built by Cortez soldiers to accept the gold being shipped to Spain from the Philippines. This treasure was then transported by donkey over the mountains to Veracruz where it was again loaded onto ships bound for Spain. Many original artifacts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Great tourist attraction. Many interesting items. Great views of the old city. Easy parking and reasonable admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

we have been to tons of forts and always find something new at each one. this fort has alot more museum items in rooms thn most.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We visited the fort as part of an cruise excursion. We were really impressed with the condition of the fort as well as the displays. Good view from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Beautifully done museum in a perfectly maintained colonial fort. Very interesting, well explained exhibits described in Spanish and in English. The fort is situated on a hill (of course) and you can walk to the top of its lovely walls. In March of 2016, there is an exhibit of Zapotec imaginary animals - brightly colored as usual, but huge instead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

across the road from cruise dock and there is a bridge cross over to it. I think admission was only $4, nicely done exhibits, great views and well taken care of. A nice visit if you want an excursion from ship that is cheap and safe.

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