Walk Tlalpujahua, the land of tezontle
Imagine how it felt to defend one of Mexico's most important ports from pirates and enemies of the country by paying a visit to the San Juan de Ulua Fort, where its old and moldy walls will tell you their stories.
WALK THROUGH THE FORT OF SAN JUAN DE ULUA
From the moment you enter the San Juan de Ulua Fort, you will feel as if you have traveled back to a time where men bravely risked their lives to protect Veracruz; listen to the sound of the sea, watch the birds flying around and walk through this impressive construction.
The fort was built on an island by the Spaniards under the command of Hernan Cortes. It served as a way to shield the flourishing port from enemies, such as corsairs and enemies from around the world.
LISTEN TO LOCAL STORIES
Join one of the guided tours and hear stories about the region's ancestors. Learn about the city’s foundation and subsequent construction. Hear about the great ships that took merchandise back to the old world and brought curious explorers, determined to discover new places in the conquered lands. Make sure to tour the Archaeological museum to learn more about life during the era of Viceroyalty.
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