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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 reviewsrooms are air conditionedsmall museumexcellent museumhistory buffdisplay roomsinteresting fortcruise ship terminalclosed on mondaysspanish conquestgreat piece of historyworth a visittwo hoursgreat view of the citycity tourthe cliffexhibitspirates
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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

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.

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

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.

Thank mike m
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

Thank LuckyD54
Reviewed February 5, 2018

The fort is not very large and there is not much to see outside. However, by far the most interesting side is the museum hosted in quite a few room inside the fort. There are some other events that are hosted here but when we...More

1  Thank TravelbugCanada2014
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Individual air conditioned rooms within the walls of the fortress tell the story of regular galleon route to Manila and the Spanish trade with the far East. The exhibits house samples of the goods traded. Very informative and worth a visit, but avoid the heat...More

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is really amazing it has a lot of history. On sundays its free. It has a lot of little rooms inside the fort and have a lot of history in it.

1  Thank Dionicio V
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

The fort is an impressive example of Historic preservation and the architecture of military constructions of the 17th century. Even thought it was rebuilt due to an earthquake, it does conserve its original character. I learned a lot of history of Acapulco and Mexico. The...More

Thank Kevin V
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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