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El Fuerte de San Diego

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Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 744 482 1114
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This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site...

This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.

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I was pretty surprised that this Fort was built so long ago 1600's and has been maintained pretty well. The canons were amazing and the story the tour guide told us about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pretty surprised that this Fort was built so long ago 1600's and has been maintained pretty well. The canons were amazing and the story the tour guide told us about the fort was fascinating. A definite "must see" in Acapulco.

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Nakusp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A visit to this fort is a must! It is an amazing exhibit with a really excellent museum! I love history and this even exceeded my expectations! The artifacts are amazing and it is so well organized and displayed! The exhibit areas are air conditioned and very comfortable. I have been to several museums in different countries and this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you are a history buff as I am you must visit this fort. Very well kept (kudos to the municipality!). The staff working on a Sunday afternoon where courteous and very welcoming. Inside the extremely well presented and clean exhibition rooms (there several), you'll find a plethora of original artifacts of all sorts. The views from the top of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views and amazing historical art and artifacts. Well worth a visit for the views and for anyone interested in history.

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Acapulco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

If you've had enough Sun this is a good place to spend a couple of hours. You can learn some history about Acapulco.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

When most Americans think of Acapulco they think of the 50s era glamour spot, the 70s disco capital or, unfortunately, today's drug wars. Here is a place that will put the city and its long history into perspective. I highly recommend it to everyone -- especially foreign vistors. I spend less than two hours at the fort but could have... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We took a taxi from our hotel which dropped us off at the front gate of the fort. It was built by Cortez soldiers to accept the gold being shipped to Spain from the Philippines. This treasure was then transported by donkey over the mountains to Veracruz where it was again loaded onto ships bound for Spain. Many original artifacts... More 

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Athens, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Great tourist attraction. Many interesting items. Great views of the old city. Easy parking and reasonable admission.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

we have been to tons of forts and always find something new at each one. this fort has alot more museum items in rooms thn most.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We visited the fort as part of an cruise excursion. We were really impressed with the condition of the fort as well as the displays. Good view from the top.

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