Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego, Acapulco

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Pay a visit to Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego, a star-shaped stone fortress and museum in Acapulco. Built (and rebuilt) in the 17th and 18th centuries, the fort protected this Spanish empire outpost from pirate attacks. Explore the walls of the well-preserved stronghold and learn about its rich history. Step inside to the museum, where you can see numerous artifacts from the colonial era, Mezcala archaeological relics, and exhibits on history, the military, and piracy in the country. Put Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Acapulco travel itinerary maker.
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  • Been there many times it's a museum inside an old fort ! The rooms are air conditioned but you can go outside on top of fort for great views of the city ! Right across from cruise ship terminal ! A mu...  more »
  • We were not happy with this tour. We went by coach to see the Cliff Divers at 11:00 AM. IT was an very hot humid day. The guide took us into a store and everyone got sort of mixed up. We ended up stan...  more »
  • The museum has their displays translated into English, so you can go and read about the history of Acapulco especially relating to the relationship with the East. The displays are nice, the rooms are ...  more »
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  • Very interesting place!!! I recommend this museum for all family
  • Really good to learn about the history of Acapulco
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  • Fuerte de San Diego is the first European fort on the Pacific, begun in 1614 to protect the Manila Galleons from pirates. It was severely damaged by a massive earthquake in 1776, but rebuilt and has now been turned into an excellent air conditioned museum dedicated to Spain's trade with the Orient, which was carried aboard the Galleons every year from 1565 to 1815.
  • excellent museography, well Assembly of historical discourse from the museum pieces than if they are interesting miy... take up issue of the chinerias and the Peris... excellent... good curating and museology... good mounting temporary exhibitions
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