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Baluarte Santiago

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Address: At Fco. Canal between Gomez Farias and 16 de Septiembre, Veracruz, Mexico
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2 931 1059
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This bulwark is the only remaining section of the extensive military wall...

This bulwark is the only remaining section of the extensive military wall that was built around Veracruz in the 1600s.

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Nice historical remain

A small but beautiful historical remain from the time when Veracruz was a walled city - it is now hard to imagine that this medieval defense structure was back then by the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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601 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but beautiful historical remain from the time when Veracruz was a walled city - it is now hard to imagine that this medieval defense structure was back then by the waterfront.

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped by mainly just to get some pictures of the city but we're fortunate to happen in to an exhibit of golden artifacts that's had been found by a fisherman and finally seized by the government. The person in charge on site gave us a wonderful explanation of the items, their importance, as well as an excellent description of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I don't know if they always do this, but we were the only ones there and so the museum custodian gave us a personalized tour and explained everything to us in great detail. This might not be a good value as it cost about $55 pesos and everything is in Spanish. So if you don't understand or can't read it... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

It was an important fortress on the waterfront but now is is surrounded by streets. Actualy it is more a ruin than a fort

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is located near the port, next to Hotel Baluarte, which is where I stayed at. This is a classic piece of Verecruz's history. You are allowed to walk in the fort style building, neat place.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

A small buy interesting place to visit. The Baluarte of Santiago was once a security post for coastal protection; right now it works as a museum. A brief but interesting experience.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

If you just check out the outside. You can even peep in the window. A solid downtown historical site, wish there were more. If you want, you can pay $4 to see a small pile of melted gold.

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Puerto Vallarta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

The Baluarte de Santiago was originally built to protect the city. When land was gained to the ocean, the baluarte was left inland. It operates as a museum and houses "Las Joyas del Pescador" (The Fisherman's Jewels) it is a small but beautiful jewelry collection found in the Veracruz shores. It will take you 30 minutes to browse the site.... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

When visiting this monument look around close by Huaca neighborhood with wooden house and many attractions just two blocks from Santiago.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

Sitting in practically in middle of a community but close enough to the water to make sense of its existence centuries ago. There are no stairs to entrance, just a steep climb, that could be considered wheelchair access. Just be careful coming from down from the attraction because it is very steep. It is open from 10am to 4:30pm and... More 

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