Puerta de Tierra, Campeche

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Discover a piece of Mexican history by visiting Puerta de Tierra of Campeche City, the only walled city in Mexico. Built to protect the city from buccaneers and pirates in the 17th century, it originally featured 2,560 m (8,400 ft) of fortifications--of which only 500 m (1,640 ft) remain. Walk along the top of the wall, gaining access to views of the city from above. Along the way, you'll see eight bastions and two forts, including multiple museums providing insight into the history of the city. With our custom trip planner, Campeche attractions like Puerta de Tierra can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 2, 2017
    I invite you to learn about campeche walled city, beautiful sunsets and exciting stories of pirates,
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  • October 1, 2017
    It is worth walking through the great wall. Is full of stories! Campeche is a place that is well worth visiting!
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  • September 22, 2017
    Walled city! We met its strong and its history! Highly recommend the guided tour and the view from the side of the towers is awesome!
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  • April 1, 2017
    We filmed a documentary there. If you're ever going to dress up like Pirates of the Caribbean, here's the place to do it!
  • August 3, 2016
    Excellent historic fort. You can walk along the ramparts and check out the views of the old town. The small museum area is all in spanish, but so is almost everything in Mexico. Well worth checking out if you are in the area and are interested even slightly in pirates.
  • June 4, 2017
    A must do in Campeche.
  • December 11, 2015
    I LOVE CULTURA
  • August 25, 2011
    Historical placr with so much culture about pirates and prehispanic history

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