Museo Histórico Naval
Altar a la Patria
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Baluarte de Santiago
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Cochinito de Oro
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Museo Histórico Naval information
Lonely Planet review
Occupying a former naval academy, the Museo Histórico Naval offers gratis tuition in Mexico’s maritime heritage, with rooms full of weapons and model ships to explore. There are also exhibits focusing on the US attacks on Veracruz in 1847 and 1914. It was being renovated at the time of writing, but should reopen in 2014.