Fuerte de San Felipe, Bacalar

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If you find yourself in the small town of Bacalar, stop by and admire Fuerte de San Felipe. The stone fortress dates from 1733, when it was constructed to protect the city from pirates and English colonizers. View the restored stone walls and old cannons of the fort, built in the shape of a four-pointed star. Visit the small museum inside, with informative plaques in English and Spanish, and learn about the history of the structure. From the fortress site, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the vibrant Bacalar lake. See Fuerte de San Felipe and all Bacalar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bacalar holiday planner.
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  • Although small in size it is imperative to know it since it offers one of the best views of the lagoon as well as learn about the history of the Fort, the war of castes and pirates.
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  • This is a great historic fort that could be utilized MUCH better in telling the unique history of Bacalar/Bacalal. What exhibits they do have are fairly unkempt and what was once it looks interactive,...  more »
  • It shows the history of the site from its first settlers until the conquest, you find remains of sunken ships, good place to learn about the history of the Bacalar lagoon
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  • Such a good place to see the lagoon and learn the history of this place. Don't go without visiting!
  • Nice tranquil town with amazing natural beauty. Perfect for a family trip.
  • The fort was cool and has a great view of the lagoon. Not much to do, but the 31 pesos is not much so it makes it easier to tolerate.
  • Located at bacalar center , can grab a great meal to go and find your spot on the wall
  • A bit to far from playa del Carmen or Cancun but it's worth it Just go and rent a guided tour around the bay to see the beauty of bacalar

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