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El Fuerte de San Diego

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Address: Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
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+52 744 482 1114
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08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
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This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site...

This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.

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Something different in Acapulco

When you go to Acapulco you think about the sun, the water, the nightlife, the food, but to do something different I think you must go to Fort San Diego, a place where you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go to Acapulco you think about the sun, the water, the nightlife, the food, but to do something different I think you must go to Fort San Diego, a place where you can learn a little bit about Acapulco´s history and the importance of it as a port in the old times. It´s cheap and you learn a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spanish Empire built the Fort of San Diego to protect Acapulco from attacks by pirates. It now houses an excellent historical museum with an extensive collection of authentic artefacts. There is a comprehensive amount of information provided for the various exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The focus is on Acapulco's history as a port. It is close to the cruise ship port and very easy to access.

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Fuerte de San Diego is a must see if you are into historical sites and can spare a few hours to get the story and see the sites including the WELL and many CANNON.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fort is well kept, and it has a lot of artefacts from its history, including a good amount of information under each little part. They are supposed to have movies going too, but every single TV/VCR set was broken.

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

San Diego Fort is well maintained & organized museum. There was a lot of history in every nook and cranny of this old fortress. There is a lot of amazing artifacts displayed in Air conditions wings. It cost $5USD per person and was worth every penny. It was built by the Spanish, and it was one of the most important... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I was pretty surprised that this Fort was built so long ago 1600's and has been maintained pretty well. The canons were amazing and the story the tour guide told us about the fort was fascinating. A definite "must see" in Acapulco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A visit to this fort is a must! It is an amazing exhibit with a really excellent museum! I love history and this even exceeded my expectations! The artifacts are amazing and it is so well organized and displayed! The exhibit areas are air conditioned and very comfortable. I have been to several museums in different countries and this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you are a history buff as I am you must visit this fort. Very well kept (kudos to the municipality!). The staff working on a Sunday afternoon where courteous and very welcoming. Inside the extremely well presented and clean exhibition rooms (there several), you'll find a plethora of original artifacts of all sorts. The views from the top of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views and amazing historical art and artifacts. Well worth a visit for the views and for anyone interested in history.

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