Museo Histórico de Acapulco
Fuerte de San Diego
This beautifully restored pentagonal fort was built in 1616 atop a hill east of the zócalo . Its mission was to protect the Spanish naos...
Casa de la Máscara
This enchanting mask museum is near the fort on the pedestrian portion of Morelos. It has an amazing collection of masks from around...
This popular boat cruise is sold by nearly every kiosk and agency in town as well as the booth by the dock. All departures offer a free...
This health-conscious chain has a mellow ambience and good, friendly service. The food is consistently good, eschewing red meat in favor...
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Museo Histórico de Acapulco information
The Fuerte de San Diego is home to this excellent museum, which offers interesting displays (Spanish and English) comprehensively covering Acapulco's days as in important port for the trade route to the Philippines. There's good information on the galleons themselves and their cargo as well as piracy. The city's indigenous and later history is also covered, including the wars of independence when the fort was taken from the Spaniards after a 6-month siege under the command of the warrior-priest Morelos.