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Puerta de Tierra, Campeche

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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Discover a piece of Mexican history by visiting Puerta de Tierra of Campeche City, the only walled city in Mexico. Built to protect the city from buccaneers and pirates in the 17th century, it originally featured 2,560 m (8,400 ft) of fortifications--of which only 500 m (1,640 ft) remain. Walk along the top of the wall, gaining access to views of the city from above. Along the way, you'll see eight bastions and two forts, including multiple museums providing insight into the history of the city. With our custom trip planner, Campeche attractions like Puerta de Tierra can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • So glad we did this. It was super hot, but worth it. We only walked part of it, since it was sooo hot, but really neat. The section we started at had a small museum at the base of it that was...  more »
  • The defensive walls of Campeche are a unique feature of the city and a rare example of surviving colonial military architecture. They are partially reconstructed and parts have been torn down, but...  more »
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