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Excellent place to really absorb Mexico's maritime history, and the history of this amazing city. Along with San Juan de Ulua and the Museo Naval, the Baluarte helps provide some real understanding of how lively history can be!
The bulwark seems out-of-place but it was on the waterfront when it was built centuries ago. The site is a short walk from the hotel that we stayed at on the Malecon. It was closed when we visited but we took some great photos of...More
We stopped by mainly just to get some pictures of the city but we're fortunate to happen in to an exhibit of golden artifacts that's had been found by a fisherman and finally seized by the government. The person in charge on site gave us...More
I don't know if they always do this, but we were the only ones there and so the museum custodian gave us a personalized tour and explained everything to us in great detail. This might not be a good value as it cost about $55...More
The Baluarte de Santiago was originally built to protect the city. When land was gained to the ocean, the baluarte was left inland. It operates as a museum and houses "Las Joyas del Pescador" (The Fisherman's Jewels) it is a small but beautiful jewelry collection...More