Baluarte de Santiago & Jardín Botánico Xmuch Haltún


Completed in 1704 – the last of the bulwarks to be built – the Baluarte de Santiago houses the Jardín Botánico Xmuch Haltún, a botanical garden with numerous endemic and some introduced plants. It's not a huge place, but provides a green and peaceful respite when the sun gets particularly brutal.

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1. Mansión Carvajal

0.11 MILES

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3. Biblioteca de Campeche

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4. Plaza Principal

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5. Museo El Palacio

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6. Museo de la Arquitectura Maya

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8. Centro Cultural Casa Número 6

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