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Interesting historical place

I have visted la Antigua Veracruz many times in my lifetime. This last time, I found the house of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Alejandro M
Get a guide-kid

If you dont get a guide you wont be amazed by the magic of the place. Of course, this is going to... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Ninaa C
Mexico City, Mexico
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La Antigua, Ver. | Centro Del Poblado, Veracruz, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is the place where all the commercial exchange began when the Spanish were here, this was the first port and the house was the first customs office. There will be kids that will happy explain to you the history of the place and walk...More

Thank ANA C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I have visted la Antigua Veracruz many times in my lifetime. This last time, I found the house of Cortes well protected. There is a fence in front of the house and the access is a bit more controlled. You can hired a local person...More

Thank Alejandro M
Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you dont get a guide you wont be amazed by the magic of the place. Of course, this is going to be boring if nobody explains to you what happened there. There are a lot of kids who knows the history by hard they...More

Thank Ninaa C
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I go past this area everyday on the way to and from work. I really love the ruins - and trees that engulf them! I think this would be a terrific addition to a trip to Cempola- neither is huge- and they are different from...More

Thank lafff
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I enjoy Mexican history, so to see a structure that was built during the conquest in the old Vera Cruz was fascinating.

Thank Pokercara
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This will be a hit for anyone looking for a good look at nature. The house itself isnt so spectacular or historical but what is striking is how nature has takeb over the house through a century. It would be nice if this place was...More

Thank The_World_Tourister
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A short distance from the city of Veracruz. It is a small town with some seafood restaurants. The house itself is only a shell, but its still easy to visualize what it looked like.

1  Thank beatrizcordov47
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you are in Veracruz you will probably also visit Antigua, the old Vera Cruz. There you can have a look at a building (in ruins) that is said to have been Cortés' house although some people say that he only used it as a...More

1  Thank oldgerman66
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was absolutely fascinated by the ruins of this historic house literally held up by the roots of the trees that grew over the house and collapsed the roof. We did have a private guide that explained all the history to us. There is not...More

2  Thank marcia_marcia
Reviewed 25 February 2016

great place to stop on the way to veracruz headind south about 20 min out .lovely area good rest. & lots of history about cortez .his home needs to be seen to understand the people very friendly its a must see & only 1 k...More

1  Thank sammeets
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Евгений Т
18 December 2015|
Response from IslaVerde8D | Reviewed this property |
The Cortez House or remnants of it is situated in Villa Rica a sleepy town in the Antigua(antique) part of Veracruz. The foundation of the house is in this town about half an hour or so from the downtown (New) Veracruz... More