Fort of Santiago and the Lighthouse

Sisal

Due to the attacks and assaults by pirates it was necessary to abandon several ports during the middle of the 16th century, fortunately Sisal did not have the same luck thanks to the construction of the Fort of Santiago, which is one of the tourist references of the community.

The plans for this fortification were drawn up in 1596 by Juan Miguel Agüero himself, who finished the construction of the Cathedral of Mérida in 1598.

In the vicinity of the Fort of Santiago you can find its distinctive Lighthouse that was added in 1845 and recently remodeled, an important symbol for the Sisal community.
When the port of Progreso was established, officially called Progreso de Castro in Mérida, the port of Sisal declined significantly to become the small town that it is today.

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