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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
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Built in 1892, this fort honors the March 31, 1864 heroic efforts of a...

Built in 1892, this fort honors the March 31, 1864 heroic efforts of a local garrison, and now serves as a maritime office.

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A site to see on a quick tour

Husband, son, and I saw this fort on our quick tour of Mazatlan. We toured in a vehicle called pumeria. It is like a mix of a Volkswagon and golf cart. If we had the time, we... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Michelle A
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Husband, son, and I saw this fort on our quick tour of Mazatlan. We toured in a vehicle called pumeria. It is like a mix of a Volkswagon and golf cart. If we had the time, we would have walked the coast. This was a fort to look at, but we didn't get the history.

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Reviewed 12 March 2016

We could not enter the fort when we visited March 12, 2016 but could look inside and view the outer walls. There is one cannon facing the bay and one can imagine many soldiers serving here, with more cannon, peering through the slits in the walls.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Often misnamed the Old Spanish Fort, it actually is a monument to the heroic Battle of Mazatlan that took place when the warship Cordelliere tried to land troops here during the French invasion of 1864. They were repelled by canon fire from El Vigia (Lookout Hill). The monument was created during the reign of dictator Porfirio Diaz (1880-1910) and is... More 

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