Fodor's Expert Review Baluarte de Santiago

Veracruz City Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery

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Veracruz, Veracruz  91910, Mexico

229-931–1059

www.inah.gob.mx

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Rate Includes: $4.10, Tues.–Sun. 10–4:30

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