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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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  • in the walled city feels history, the building very well held and the beautiful churches, in short a clean city historical and very quiet.
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  • It is a piece of history that has Campeche, is impressive to go recorriendola and think how many thousands of years has and the receipt which made the city.
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  • It seems to me that it is a place that holds many stories, if they have opportunity, walked on it, there is a section where you can, and makes you imagine the town of San Francisco de Campeche from many years ago.
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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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