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Town

Campeche

Address

Francisco Morazan Ave., Bellavista, Campeche, Cam., 24020. Phone (981) 816 2460

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00. Admission fee $31 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID do not pay. Free admission on Sundays. There is a $30 MXP fee if you are willing to shoot with a videocamera. Guided tours, bookstore.

Synopsis

Reducto San Jose el Alto Museum of Naval History and Armory, was inaugurated in 1995. The former fortification was built in 18th century to defend Campeche city, declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Museum reflects the military developments needed to protect the city from pirate attacks.  It houses a remarkable collection of historical weapons from the Bronze Age, medieval swords and naval armor. The importance of maritime commerce is reflected too.

Web site

www.inah.gob.mx

E-mail

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