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Fuerte-Museo San Miguel

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Address: Av. Morazan s/n | Outside the City Walls, Mexico
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Campeche World Heritage City and Becal Town Day Trip from Merida
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Needs a facelift

Beautiful but in need of a facelift. Many of the signs are so worn out that they can no longer be read. Thankfully we know Spanish for there was only one English translation... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful but in need of a facelift. Many of the signs are so worn out that they can no longer be read. Thankfully we know Spanish for there was only one English translation left in only one of the rooms. Not sure where the entrance fee money goes but it's not into upgrading the signs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well kept, small but interesting visit to this fort and museum. Nice gardens, cannons and view of surrounding sea/city from this hill. Must visit while in Campeche. Good for photos!

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The views from the top of the fort are great. Inside is an interesting small museum with the skeleton and some Mayan artefacts.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We spent three nights in Campeche and for us, this is the number one thing we saw. A great Mayan museum in an old Spanish Fort overlooking the Gulf of Mexico about 2k from the old town - if you don't have car, take a taxi. The museum is not huge, but contains many interesting and beautiful artefacts that give... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This was my first old fort in Mexico, although I've been to many in the USA. I was super impressed with the artifacts and cannons. They had 2 Mayan era skeletons in cases that were really different, (in a good way.) several different rooms with different artifacts on the main floor. After climbing the flight of stairs, there is wonderful... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Outstanding and extensive anthropology museum set inside one of the city's forts. The focus is on the indigenous communities that inhibited the Campeche area. Good views from on top of the fort too. You also get to drive past one of the wealthier suburbs of Campeche to see what that is like. If you only have time to visit one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Cute little forte worth of few minutes drive. It has a great ocean view. Museum is small but worth a vusit. It has a nice ambiance. We went before closing and it was raining but still was worth if visit. Admission is 50 pesos/adult. You can park your car in front. Go for sunset, i guess that is the best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

This is a wonderful fort located on the outskirts of the lovely walled city of Campeche. There is an interesting small museum with a creepy skeleton and some nice Mayan artefacts. The fort is not ornate and was obviously built as a purely defensive structure. The views from the battlements at the top are superb.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

The fort it's self is pretty. The views from the top are great. The museum has more Mayan artifacts that I wasn't expecting. Unfortunately the signs are all Spanish. Each room has a placard at the beginning. Some had English translations on the back, some did not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

We visited here in our way out of Campeche and it was a nice little find. Whilst the site wasn't very big it had a good museum full of Mayan artifacts from surrounding sites and the fort itself was well kept.

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