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Fuerte de San Felipe

Bacalar, Mexico
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Cool, small, historic fort, with great view but needs a little TLC

This is a great historic fort that could be utilized MUCH better in telling the unique history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Placitas, New Mexico
Untapped Potential

It is a nice piece of history to visit, but it seems that it can really be promoted better, have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
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Bacalar, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great historic fort that could be utilized MUCH better in telling the unique history of Bacalar/Bacalal. What exhibits they do have are fairly unkempt and what was once it looks interactive, is out of order. There wasn't even any working in the...More

Thank YOY1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice piece of history to visit, but it seems that it can really be promoted better, have some more information, interactive displays, etc.

Thank Eduardo2626
Reviewed 14 November 2017

A nice little fort with some great little restaurants nearby, easy to find and open to all public for free

Thank lippyis
Reviewed 6 November 2017

When you arrive in this place, you can feel the energy of the lagoon. You can go outside and imagine how as during the pirates period

Thank PriscilaCarol
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you ever want to understand the place where you stand, you must visit Fuerte de San Felipe. The Fuerte is a lovely construct with great views of Lake Bacalar and the town. Delve in a little closer and read the history of the area....More

Thank Laine A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It is quite nice and for the price of 73 pesos ok. The view is quite nice. The museum in the central building is ok but you can see that nothing was done in the last 10 years.

Thank B1ber
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Do recommend to visit, it has a small museum with lots of history details, the information is easy to read since is both in english and spanish, and tells a lot about the town. There are scale boats so you can imagine how things where...More

Thank 143palomasolis
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Interesting 18th century fortress with typical functional quasi-military architecture. You can visit the site on your own and it is relatively easy and straight forward but if you have a group of five of more you can ask for a tour.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Unimposing but interesting enough to spend an hour or so. The modest but informative museum alone is worth the visit.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Bit pricey for what it is...entrance more than many ruins. The exposition explaining more about history and Mayan trade is interesting as is the skeleton and the magnificent views.

Thank Keramslon
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