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Baluarte de Santiago

Baluarte de Santiago

Baluarte de Santiago Review

The small fortress is all that's left of the old city walls. Like the Fuerte de San Juan de Ulúa, the colonial-era bulwark was built as a defense against pirates. The 1635 structure is impressively solid from the outside, with cannons pointed toward long-gone marauders. Inside is a tiny museum that has an exquisite exhibit of pre-Hispanic jewelry—Spanish plunder, no doubt—discovered by a fisherman in the 1970s.

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  • Address: Calle Francisco Canal between Av. Gómez Farías and Av. 16 de Septiembre, Veracruz, Veracruz, 91910 | Map It
  • Phone: 229/931–1059
  • Cost: $4.10
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–4:30
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  • Location: Veracruz City

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