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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
+52 744 482 1114
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All reviews small museum rooms are air conditioned excellent museum display rooms beautiful fort cruise ship terminal closed on mondays interesting exhibits spanish conquest history museum great view of the city worth the trip entrance fee the cliff pirates trade 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.

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.

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.

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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

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

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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.

Thank Justin L
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

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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.

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

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

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Response from Mario V | Reviewed this property |
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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