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Puerta de Tierra, Campeche

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Campeche tourist route planner to visit Puerta de Tierra on your trip to Campeche, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Centre of Campeche is small and very cute. Leaving the sea behind, to the right of the square is a pedestrian street full of bars, restaurants and pubs. At the end of the street, there are two doors, one to the sea is called Puerta del Mar, which opens a passage in the walls that surrounded the city. The door opens onto a large square where you can admire the walls that protected the city. On the opposite side there is the Puerta de Tierra ...
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  • The walls at various points around the old city, are very well preserved, both on the side of Av Circuito Ramparts (the main entrance) and the side of the beach.
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  • You'll see it while wandering around the main area. There is a couple spots you could go to the top and walk for a bit but I didn't partake. Interesting history and its nice some of it is still around...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Historical placr with so much culture about pirates and prehispanic history
  • Wonderful place historic in Campeche and a bulwark national. Here is where is crystallised great stories of pirates! You can not miss it; In addition, you can enjoy a walk by the people feeling the breeze and the salty scent of the sea!
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  • The view from the top of the wall is worth much. But light show is not worth. The final projection comes to talk about the history of Campeche but is actually a totally colonial discirso, pure propaganda ;) I do not recommend them.
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  • Beautiful place! The representation historical is very cute. The missing production (surely lack support...) but miss you really wanted to!
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