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Fuerte de San Felipe

Bacalar, Mexico
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Great historical place!!

Do recommend to visit, it has a small museum with lots of history details, the information is easy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
143palomasolis
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Cancun, Mexico
Historic castle and museum of piracy.

Interesting 18th century fortress with typical functional quasi-military architecture. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
podrozniczka60
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New Jersey
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Bacalar, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Do recommend to visit, it has a small museum with lots of history details, the information is easy to read since is both in english and spanish, and tells a lot about the town. There are scale boats so you can imagine how things where...More

Thank 143palomasolis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting 18th century fortress with typical functional quasi-military architecture. You can visit the site on your own and it is relatively easy and straight forward but if you have a group of five of more you can ask for a tour.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unimposing but interesting enough to spend an hour or so. The modest but informative museum alone is worth the visit.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Bit pricey for what it is...entrance more than many ruins. The exposition explaining more about history and Mayan trade is interesting as is the skeleton and the magnificent views.

Thank Keramslon
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We found the fort to be a little bit less than interesting for us. Some good displays inside but they weren't great. We were pretty much ready to go after about 10 minutes. It's also extremely extraordinarily hot because it feels like you're walking around...More

Thank 20now40
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Is not the nicest Fuerte I have visit, but is wort it. Is good price, is fresh place in side and pretty view outside. It wasnt that difficult to move me around, even though im on a whealchair.

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It has a cost to get im, and is very small museum that in 15 min u can walk and read local historic data, spend More time in the Bacalar lagoon

Thank richard m
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Fort is small but the exhibits are in English and the history is interesting. Another reason to visit are the great views of the lagoon.

Thank seafare74
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you like museums this is a must, you only need an hour to visit this place and learn a little about this beautiful and important place. Unfortunately the electronic media is not working, but who cares if you are in this beautiful place. I...More

Thank Polifee
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Worth the few pesos entrance fee. One can learn how the Spanish Conquers found and built the fort. Worth the time to tour.

Thank temple1120
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