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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  • October 4, 2017
    beautiful view of the lagoon! I went with my 8 year old son and charm you know a strong and weapons displayed... the cost of entry is $31 Mexican
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  • October 3, 2017
    Okay go ahead just to see it since it's in the area and that there is the sign colored with the inscription BACALAR. For the rest I thought nothing of it.
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  • September 29, 2017
    very interesting and complete explanation of the Guide, you understand the history of the Fort and of Bacalar, feature you can take pictures of another view of the lagoon. everything but only the heat and humidity are very strong.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Well renovated Spanish fort with small museum. Great views across the water.
  • June 6, 2017
    Beautiful! Don't forget to pay the entrance fee at the booth right across the street from the entrance.
  • July 2, 2017
    It's beautiful and you and your family can go swimming
  • April 20, 2017
    Little Fort with a nice view on the lagoon. Not much to see but it's a good spot in Bacalar
  • June 20, 2017
    It's a historic well located place

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