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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego by using our Acapulco tour planner .
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  • We visited the Fort as a great illusion after having known Fort Santiago in Manila at the other end of the route of the Nao de China Santiago in Manila, unfortunately, is a ruin San Diego is impeccable, congratulations to the INAH and the Government of Acapulco is a s wonderful offset be at the origin ' debla ' route from asia when new Spain was great and the Philippines very our health! Our navigators, in especian to D Andrés de Urdaneta, distinguished Mexican, discoverer of the return path
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  • We visited as part of a cruise ship tour (tied to the cliff divers) but could have easily visited on our own by walking from the cruise port. There is a bridge that crosses the main, busy street and t...  more »
  • A trip to Fort San Diego would be interesting for families and singles. The displays are well- documented in Spanish and English and not so detailed that children would get bored. Besides, the rooms a...  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.
  • Very nice, not very large, only that he didn't like was the attention when I was visiting him were 5:25 and del.museo people began to tell us that we go Hall in rapid room that closed at 6 o'clock, just 5:35 and were told us that we should go though schedule del.museo close to the 6. Tal.vez that was Friday and already c wanted to go to rest, my problem is not with the time my problem is that better not they sold us tickets.
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Acapulco offers accommodations catering to travelers at extreme ends of the financial scale. Pricey but luxurious beach resorts fringe the city's wineglass-curved bay and fan out to the surrounding coastline, while a dense block of high-rise holiday apartments and hotels dominates Acapulco Dorado. Among the ritzy options, you can find a wide range of inexpensive beach bungalows and hostels catering to younger, party-focused visitors. Stay a bit farther away from the center at the rocky outcrop of Las Playas to enjoy views over Acapulco's famous cliffs.
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