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Centro Historico de San Francisco de Campeche

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute old town area. Easy to walk. It actually was far less touristy and busy than I expected such a colorful photogenic place to be. We were the only native English speaking tourists that we encountered.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kabukijuul
Reviewed February 22, 2019

The rich colors of the old city, its walls and colonial style provide a charm to relax. An extra is the multimedia video at the facade of the bibiotheca. Perfect to walk around, old colonial houses with relaxing patio, boutique hostels, little churches,

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

Historic Campeche is too good to be true -pretty coloured buildings, old churches, stone walls, narrow streets, super clean, very very safe. Yet people live and work here, take their kids to dance lessons and make way for the tourists that are starting to come....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DebiLovestoTravel
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Definitely worth a visit to all museums, and the 9 Balluartes. Be sure to take the 5pm bus tour in English and spanish...beautiful sunsets on malecon. Great restaurants, lots of walking tho and very hot.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RetiredTraveller6
Reviewed February 6, 2019

I didn't venture out of the historic area very much but this is a classic colonial city that has been very well preserved. The people know they have a true gem and are determined to keep it that way. It isn't as touristy as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wayne S
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Campeche was designated World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1999 based on "Interchange of values and "Significance in human history". Campeche's well preserved buildings and fortifications are a typical example of a new world Spanish colonial harbour town. The almost 1000 historically significant buildings are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

The historic centre of Campeche is very cute and very colorful. It is not as developed as Merida but it has a lot of charm.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vincentm516
Reviewed December 13, 2018

In 1 day you can visit the 2 forts, the only mall, the downtown zone, the prominade (Malecón) and in the evening see the light & sound show next to the catedral and there is another at the end of the walled part of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Denis M
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We had breakfast on the stree, yes!, right on the street, there is this little -but cooky- restaurant called Chocolatería de La Mora, almost all dishes are made including chocolate (cacao), we also walked to the City's main plaza and ride the "El guapo" bus,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

You can spend here a few days just to relax and walk through the colorful streets and along the sea. The main square is busy, especially on Sunday’s. We liked it very much and stayed two full days.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from ELEONORA M | Reviewed this property |
Dear Larry and Lee Ann, Campeche is a coastal city, there are some beaches immediately adjacent to the downtown, but they are not ideal for beach-goers. There is a small fishing village a few kilometers away, it is called... More