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22 Dec 2017
“Excellent place to really absorb Mexico's maritime history”
1 Jul 2017
“Great photo op!”
This bulwark is the only remaining section of the extensive military wall that was built around Veracruz in the 1600s.
At Fco. Canal between Gomez Farias and 16 de Septiembre, Veracruz, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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!

Thank Lucinda M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

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

Thank Pokercara
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

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

Thank cweems4
Reviewed 3 February 2016

It was an important fortress on the waterfront but now is is surrounded by streets. Actualy it is more a ruin than a fort

Thank bruno123452015
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is located near the port, next to Hotel Baluarte, which is where I stayed at. This is a classic piece of Verecruz's history. You are allowed to walk in the fort style building, neat place.

Thank cetina05
Reviewed 2 May 2015

A small buy interesting place to visit. The Baluarte of Santiago was once a security post for coastal protection; right now it works as a museum. A brief but interesting experience.

2  Thank MikeFJones
Reviewed 30 December 2014

If you just check out the outside. You can even peep in the window. A solid downtown historical site, wish there were more. If you want, you can pay $4 to see a small pile of melted gold.

2  Thank KillerRabbit
Reviewed 30 September 2014

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

2  Thank GusLoGo
Reviewed 6 April 2014

When visiting this monument look around close by Huaca neighborhood with wooden house and many attractions just two blocks from Santiago.

Thank hernan1952LosCabosMX
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