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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. 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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  • Joked with the tour guide that the wall had probably been built long ago because they expected Trump and wanted to keep him out. This thing is impressive. Twenty feet tall and at one time circled the ...  more »
  • Really entertaining and fun to climb to the walls and bastions of this beautiful Cd of Campeche. I recommend... guided tours take you with pirates!
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  • You should visit the city by the tram is the best choice to see all the sites of interest and then return with more time
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  • 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
  • Historical and forced place of the city of Campeche and the peninsula of Yucatán. All products carried by Europe to the province Yucatec were distributed by this place. If fine architecture defensive military make it unique in the peninsular region.
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  • Nice view. I loved Campeche
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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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