Fuerte de San Diego

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Fuerte de San Diego information

Acapulco , Mexico
Hornitos s/n
+52 744 482 38 28
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This beautifully restored pentagonal fort was built in 1616 atop a hill east of the zócalo . Its mission was to protect the Spanish naos conducting trade between the Philippines and Mexico from marauding Dutch and English buccaneers. The fort was destroyed in a 1776 earthquake and rebuilt in 1783. It remains basically unchanged today.

The fort is home to the Museo Histórico de Acapulco , which has fascinating exhibits detailing the city’s history, with Spanish and English captions. The fort also puts on regular evening sound-and-light shows, in Spanish and English. Call to confirm times and dates.