We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Fuerte de San Diego

Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
+52 744 482 1114
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$49.00*
and up
Acapulco Historical Tour with Cliff Divers Show
More Info
US$59.00*
and up
Acapulco Historical Tour with Divers Show
More Info
US$50.00*
and up
Acapulco Half-Day Orientation City Tour
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This 18th-century Spanish fortress turned museum is occasionally the site for festive gatherings.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
Calle Hornitos s/n | Colonia Centro, Acapulco 39300, Mexico
CONTACT
Website
+52 744 482 1114
Write a ReviewReviews (409)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"rooms are air conditioned"
in 6 reviews
"small museum"
in 6 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 4 reviews
"history buff"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"love history"
in 2 reviews
"cruise ship terminal"
in 2 reviews
"closed on mondays"
in 2 reviews
"spanish conquest"
in 2 reviews
"great piece of history"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"historic fort"
in 2 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"city tour"
in 2 reviews
"the cliff"
in 3 reviews
"pirates"
in 12 reviews
"trade"
in 13 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2018

They are closed on Mondays. Go early before it gets hot (open at 9am) and do the outdoor top part first. The views are great up there. Do the indoor air-conditioned parts last. Admission is 60 pesos/$3.22 US

Thank DanielTripper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2018

It is worth the trip to see it but that is about it. It has extreme historical significance but the museum does not do too much to promote it.

Thank mike m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Great perspective on the Maritime History of Acapulco. Historical displays inside the Fort covered the history of the Fort and its importance on the Manila Trade Route. This gives a perspective on the History of Acapulco beyond resorts and why it was an important trade...More

Thank Wayne R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Excellent place to visit in Acapulco. Displays are set up really nice. Not all information describing the displays are in English which is a shame. Many treasures can be seen inside. Religion is discussed a lot which was very interesting. Don't forget your camera as...More

Thank LuckyD54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The fort is not very large and there is not much to see outside. However, by far the most interesting side is the museum hosted in quite a few room inside the fort. There are some other events that are hosted here but when we...More

1  Thank TravelbugCanada2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Individual air conditioned rooms within the walls of the fortress tell the story of regular galleon route to Manila and the Spanish trade with the far East. The exhibits house samples of the goods traded. Very informative and worth a visit, but avoid the heat...More

1  Thank Laura G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This place is really amazing it has a lot of history. On sundays its free. It has a lot of little rooms inside the fort and have a lot of history in it.

1  Thank Dionicio V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The fort is an impressive example of Historic preservation and the architecture of military constructions of the 17th century. Even thought it was rebuilt due to an earthquake, it does conserve its original character. I learned a lot of history of Acapulco and Mexico. The...More

Thank Kevin V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Acapulco is not a cultural destination. However, this museum has enough to make it worthwhile. It has a couple small artifacts that are 3000 years old and a good presentation of the history of Mexico.

Thank Al B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 January 2018

El Fuerte De San DIego is an excellent reconditioned and preserved Spanish fort with a storied history and an excellent museum on site. Exhibits include art, furniture, weaponry, pottery, clothing, maps, and depict the history of the area from the time of the earliest native...More

Thank SDSportsman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 169 hotels in Acapulco
Hotel Sevillano
1 review
.54 km away
Hotel Angelita
3 reviews
.75 km away
La Mama Helene - Casa De Huespedes
1 review
.76 km away
Hotel Paraiso Caleta
1 review
.79 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Texas Ribs Costera
262 reviews
.81 km away
Mi Piaci
113 reviews
.65 km away
LA FOGATA
55 reviews
.53 km away
100% Natural Cafe del Mar
50 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
La Quebrada
1,981 reviews
1.43 km away
High Cliff Divers by Night with Dinner
263 reviews
1.39 km away
Mural Diego Rivera
195 reviews
1.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Uniall
13 November 2016|
Answer
Response from Mario V | Reviewed this property |
YES to the three questions
1
Vote
JanLINewYork
23 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from DPNA | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember, yes. Sometimes, when you don't have a handicap, it is sad to say, you don't notice. Most of the area is cobblestone and uneven. I remember some of the rooms had ramps for the displays. The parking lot... More
1
Vote