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El Fuerte de San Diego

Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
+52 744 482 1114
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This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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"small museum"
in 6 reviews
"rooms are air conditioned"
in 5 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 4 reviews
"history buff"
in 6 reviews
"display rooms"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful fort"
in 2 reviews
"cruise ship terminal"
in 2 reviews
"closed on mondays"
in 2 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"spanish conquest"
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"great piece of history"
in 2 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"entrance fee"
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"city tour"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort San Diego is a beautiful fort placed at front of Acapulco’s bay, we enjoy 2 hrs visiting the fort and the museum. Seems to be very strong to defend the port from pirates attacks in the past. My grandsons enjoy the visit too much.

1  Thank Salvpr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily accessible by taxi, foot or bridge (if you're coming in a cruise) the Fuerte de San Diego is one of the most important places in Acapulco. It serves as a history museum of the port and it contains important pieces connecting Asia and America....More

Thank RiverCoatl
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

A great little short trip... take about an hour or so to got though all the displays very well done and great view of the city and bay

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

As part of a tour we visited the fort for 45 minutes or so. Interesting and entertaining history and great views. Museum rooms at the fort were air conditioned.

Thank Justin L
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

They are closed on Mondays. Go early before it gets hot (open at 9am) and do the outdoor top part first. The views are great up there. Do the indoor air-conditioned parts last. Admission is 60 pesos/$3.22 US

Thank DanielTripper
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

It is worth the trip to see it but that is about it. It has extreme historical significance but the museum does not do too much to promote it.

Thank mike m
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Great perspective on the Maritime History of Acapulco. Historical displays inside the Fort covered the history of the Fort and its importance on the Manila Trade Route. This gives a perspective on the History of Acapulco beyond resorts and why it was an important trade...More

Thank Wayne R
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Excellent place to visit in Acapulco. Displays are set up really nice. Not all information describing the displays are in English which is a shame. Many treasures can be seen inside. Religion is discussed a lot which was very interesting. Don't forget your camera as...More

Thank LuckyD54
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The fort is not very large and there is not much to see outside. However, by far the most interesting side is the museum hosted in quite a few room inside the fort. There are some other events that are hosted here but when we...More

1  Thank TravelbugCanada2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Individual air conditioned rooms within the walls of the fortress tell the story of regular galleon route to Manila and the Spanish trade with the far East. The exhibits house samples of the goods traded. Very informative and worth a visit, but avoid the heat...More

1  Thank Laura G
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As far as I remember, yes. Sometimes, when you don't have a handicap, it is sad to say, you don't notice. Most of the area is cobblestone and uneven. I remember some of the rooms had ramps for the displays. The parking lot... More
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