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“WELL-PRESERVED PIECE OF VERACRUZ HISTORY” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baluarte Santiago

Baluarte Santiago
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$61.19*
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Veracruz City Sightseeing Tour Including San Juan de Ulúa Castle
Ranked #11 of 40 things to do in Veracruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This bulwark is the only remaining section of the extensive military wall that was built around Veracruz in the 1600s.
Tampa, Florida
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580 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
“WELL-PRESERVED PIECE OF VERACRUZ HISTORY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Sitting in practically in middle of a community but close enough to the water to make sense of its existence centuries ago. There are no stairs to entrance, just a steep climb, that could be considered wheelchair access. Just be careful coming from down from the attraction because it is very steep. It is open from 10am to 4:30pm and the cost is 46 MXN pesos (less than $4). It is a short and sweet journey through a piece Spanish history in Veracruz. Depending on where you are staying the a Taxi shouldn't be more than 80 MXN ($6). I was able to walk four blocks from my hotel in centro historic. There are also bus tours you can take for 30 MXN (less than $3) that will show all the major sites including Baluarte Santiago. Yes it is also important to know that there are no English tour guides at the attraction but with the art of photography and language translation, you will get a good idea what the purpose was for this attraction in the 1600s.

Visited October 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“I learned something new”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

I had not realized that the pre Hispanic Central American Societies had mastered copper smelting and produced decorative Jewellery from copper. The gold on display was an interesting reminder of the artisanal skills of pre-Colombian societies.

Visited April 2013
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League City, Texas
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“Small but informative”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place does not have any English translations, it's a small museum. But it's really neat to explore and view the fisherman's tresuare.

Visited February 2013
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Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
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“Wonderful piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

One of the many historical places in this great city. Very small "fort" and museum, but interesting. It is free on Sundays for Mexican residents, so my wife and I went on a good day. . . I DO think 46 pesos per person is a bit much for this small of a place.

Visited November 2012
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“Very Cool Remnant of the Spanish Renaissance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Walled fortress with a drawbridge and cannons in the middle of city that was actually used in the 16th & 17th centuries - What's not to love?

Visited July 2012
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