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Fuertes de Loreto, Puebla

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Visit the site that began a popular Hispanic celebration and learn about the history behind it when you visit Fuertes de Loreto. The fort sits in a park that also encompasses Fort Guadelupe, four museums, a large green area, and a man-made lake. Tour the museums in each of the forts to learn about the story of the French Intervention in Mexico and how the Mexican Republic's victory here led to the celebration known as Cinco de Mayo. After your visit, rent a paddleboats and explore the lake. Put Fuertes de Loreto into our Puebla trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • As you might expect this is quite high and if you walk there is quite a steep hill to climb. The fort is a bit of a disappointment though - nothing much there. We just took a photo from the outside an...  more »
  • If you want to know about Cinco de Mayo, this is the place to go. The fort is fun to walk around, and the museum describes the events leading up to the battle and the battle itself very well.  more »
  • This is where 5 de Mayo started. What should be an exciting museum about the battle that gave rise to one of Mexico's most iconic holidays suffers from poor museography. A good part of the museum is d...  more »
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  • Its architecture love, very good.
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  • A really cool historic location.
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  • Modern, cleaned and steeped in history.
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