Puerta de Tierra


The Puerta de Tierra, on the eastern side of the town wall, was opened in 1732 as the principal ingress from the suburbs. It is now the venue for a sound & light show.

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2. Museo del Archivo General de Estado

0.23 MILES

At this small museum, learn how Campeche came to be. It’s free and air-conditioned, and you get to check out old documents and maps, and watch a video (in…

3. Baluarte de San Pedro

0.25 MILES

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6. Centro Cultural Casa Número 6

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During the prerevolutionary era, when this mansion was occupied by an upper-class campechano family, Número 6 was a prestigious plaza address. Wandering…

8. Plaza Principal

0.34 MILES

Shaded by carob trees and ringed by tiled benches and broad footpaths radiating from a belle-epoque kiosk, Campeche’s appealingly modest central square…