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Fuerte de San Felipe, Bacalar
(4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Fuerte de San Felipe and other Bacalar attractions using our handy Bacalar itinerary builder.
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  • The place is nice, it is located in the Centre of bacalar but lacks some arrangements in the Museum is a little damaged, the strong pictures are very beautiful!
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  • The strong outside is well preserved, but the information and internal exposure very lacking and poor, income is relatively little ($35 USD), but actually is not justified by what little they have.
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  • Although the Fort is small it has lots of history about the importance he had the lagoon of bacalar in the time of pirates, there is a small museum inside and entry costs 30 pesos
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  • amaizing view of the laguna, you can apreciate the colors from here, and this place has a lot of history
  • Great view of the lagoon. The info inside is interesting but can be a bit tiring
  • What a view! You can actually see the change in color from on top
  • The view of the lagoon and the sunset / sunrise over here....is very nice. The building it self is very interesting to understand a little bit of the history over here.
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