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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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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

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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A great historic must do in acapulco

Been there many times it's a museum inside an old fort ! The rooms are air conditioned but you can go outside on top of fort for great views of the city ! Right across from cruise... read more

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there many times it's a museum inside an old fort ! The rooms are air conditioned but you can go outside on top of fort for great views of the city ! Right across from cruise ship terminal ! A must do

Thank TheTouringTony
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not happy with this tour. We went by coach to see the Cliff Divers at 11:00 AM. IT was an very hot humid day. The guide took us into a store and everyone got sort of mixed up. We ended up standing out in the heat. If you are not good with heat and can't climb stairs this... More 

Thank patriciae648
Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has their displays translated into English, so you can go and read about the history of Acapulco especially relating to the relationship with the East. The displays are nice, the rooms are air conditioned, and the view is spectacular. Entrance price is $55 MXN, so not expensive at all to spend an hour or so learning.

Thank Chelita1969
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fort is incredibly clean and very well laid out. All the exhibits are in air-conditioned rooms and the settings are wonderful. The attention to detail right down to the wood work of the floors and the poles in the rooms is really good. Even the restrooms are very clean and nice. We spent more than two hours wandering through... More 

Thank walksinlight
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A tour of the Fort holds a lot more than just meandering through an old fort. Get a guide who knows the history and can take you along the history journey for this area of Mexico. There are several rooms that contain bits of the history of Mexico, the wars and trade and so much more. One could spend the... More 

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Goose Creek
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the fort yesterday. It has a small museum inside that costs about $5 to view. It has some nice artifacts and nice things and is air-conditioned. But the fort itself was a little disappointing. The views from the fort though are quite nice and there are some nice picture taking opportunities there.

1 Thank Dartagnan C
Aliso Viejo, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We spent an afternoon strolling through the Museum with such lovely artwork and history it was a pleasure visiting.

Thank hisbux21
Bettendorf, Iowa
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

History buff who enjoyed this very much. Did it in the city tour so it felt rushed. Should have done it as a stand alone. Cool structure and great reading about the artifacts in English.

Thank QCbulldog
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This fort is gorgeous! There is a museum inside and the views from the different look outs are amazing. We only had one day in Acapulco so we just spent an hour or so here, but it was worth the visit!

1 Thank Tammi M
Darien, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great idea to have a museum in a beautiful historic fort. You walk from room to room tracing the history of the area. There is a nice collection of artifacts. This isn't a large museum but definitely worth checking out.

1 Thank jeff s

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