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Fuerte de San Felipe Bacalar (San Felipe Fort)

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Fuerte de San Felipe Bacalar is a 17th-century stone fort, built by the Spaniards using stones from the nearby Mayan pyramids. It was originally constructed as a haven against pirates and marauding bandits, then was transformed into a Maya stronghold during the War of the Castes. Today the monolithic structure, which overlooks the enormous Laguna de Bacalar, houses government offices and a museum with exhibits on local history (ask for someone to bring a key if museum doors are locked).

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  • Address: Bacalar, Quintana Roo
  • Phone: 983/832–6838
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Tues.–Thurs. and Sun. 9–7
  • Location: Bacalar
Updated: 03-07-2013

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