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Yucatan and Campeche States Sights

Baluarte de Santiago

  • Calles 8 and 49
  • Centro
  • Military Site

Updated 03/12/2013

Fodor's Review

The last of the bastions to be built (1704) has been transformed into the X'much Haltún Botanical Gardens. It houses more than 200 plant species, including the enormous ceiba tree, which had spiritual importance to the Maya, symbolizing a link between heaven, earth, and the underworld. The original bastion was demolished at the turn of the 20th century, and then rebuilt in the 1950s.

Sight Information


Calles 8 and 49, Circuito Baluartes, Campeche City, Campeche, 24000, Mexico


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Sight Details:

  • $1 includes admission to Baluarte San Juan and Bastion de San Francisco
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 03/12/2013


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