Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Campeche

Museo de la Arquitectura Maya

The Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, designed to protect the Puerta del Mar, contains the fascinating Museo de la Arquitectura Maya, the one must-see museum in Campeche. It provides an excellent overview of…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Campeche

Centro Cultural Casa Número 6

During the prerevolutionary era, when this mansion was occupied by an upper-class campechano family, Número 6 was a prestigious plaza address. Wandering the premises, you’ll get an idea of how the city’s high socie…
Museum in Campeche

Museo Arqueológico de Campeche & Fuerte de San Miguel

Campeche’s largest colonial fort, facing the Gulf of Mexico some 4km southwest of the city center, is now home to the excellent Museo Arqueológico de Campeche. Here you can admire findings from the sites of Calakmul…
Beach in Campeche

Playa Bonita

About 13km south of downtown, just past the port village of Lerma, Playa Bonita is the closest real beach to Campeche. Don't expect an isolated paradise though – this is a gated, developed resort with gritty sand an…
Plaza in Campeche

Plaza Principal

Shaded by carob trees and ringed by tiled benches and broad footpaths radiating from a belle-epoque kiosk, Campeche’s appealingly modest central square started life in 1531 as a military camp. Over the years it beca…
Fort in Campeche

Fuerte Museo San José del Alto

Built in the late 18th century, this neatly restored fort (with drawbridge and moat) sits atop Cerro de Bellavista. Inside, a museum illustrates the port’s maritime history through models, weaponry and other paraphe…
Historic Building in Campeche

Baluarte de San Pedro

Directly behind Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, the Baluarte de San Pedro served a post-piracy defensive function when it repelled a punitive raid from Mérida in 1824. Carved in stone above the entry is the symbol of S…
Museum in Campeche

Galería y Museo de Arte Popular

Directly behind Iglesia de San Juan de Dios is the Baluarte de San Pedro. Carved in stone above the entry is the symbol of San Pedro: two keys to heaven and the papal tiara. Climb the steep ramp to the roof and look…
Museum in Campeche

Museo de la Ciudad

Named after Spain’s King Carlos II, the Baluarte de San Carlos houses the Museo de la Ciudad. This small but worthwhile museum chronologically illustrates the city’s tempestuous history via well-displayed objects: s…
Historic Building in Campeche

Ex-Templo de San José

Faced with blue-and-yellow tiles, the Ex-Templo de San José is a wonder to behold; note the lighthouse, complete with weather vane, atop the right spire. Built in the early 18th century by Jesuits who ran it as an …