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El Fuerte de San Diego: Tours & Tickets

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This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.
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Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
+52 744 482 1114
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

It’s a very good museum to spend the afternoon, the rooms where you can look at some archeological pieces have AC so you can have a break from the heat in Acapulco. The museum is well arranged and the view from the fort is nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabygarciabesne
Reviewed 11 May 2019

This was our last stop of the day, the fort is right beside the cruise ship terminal so easy to walk from there back onto the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship . Built by the Spanish in the 17th. Century to keep the pirates at bay....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank roy v
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This fort is fascinating, don't let your guide rush you through. Another nice sight, however, is the museum across the parking lot. The mural on the side, while ignored by the locals, is amazing

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Romeaux
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Intended to explore the fort on our own and then return to cruise ship. Local guide Antonio assisted us in crossing the street, and then proceeded to give us a private tour of the fort and museum. He then escorted us to Museo Casa de...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank M D
Reviewed 30 January 2019

The second leg of our “Acapulco Historical Tour with Divers Show” revealed a captivating experience. Initially built in 1616, thanks to the Spanish Empire, the fort was widely affected by an earthquake in 1776. Then, it was demolished and fully rebuilt in 1783. But beyond...More

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank Corneliu A
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Nice display of history inside rooms under fort. Reminder that the world is changing fast now. The ship replicas really remind me of what it must have been like to travel then. Love Patrick O'Brian's master and commander series so the fort is awesome.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I is a very well kept fort. It is similar to other forts in different ports of Mexico and the Caribbean. I has a bit of technology and displays beautiful historical pieces.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Manuel R
Reviewed 25 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RiverCoatl
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mikbryland
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12 November 2016|
Response from Z4689JJmariov | Reviewed this property |
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Response from DPNA | Reviewed this property |
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