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Veracruz Sights

Baluarte de Santiago

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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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Calle Francisco Canal between Av. Gómez Farías and Av. 16 de Septiembre, Veracruz, Veracruz, 91910, Mexico




Sight Details:

  • $4.10
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–4:30


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