Centro Histórico de San Francisco de Campeche

Centro Histórico de San Francisco de Campeche

Centro Histórico de San Francisco de Campeche
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The old town is in top shape, all the buildings are renovated or in the process of doing it. Lovely neighborhood.
Written December 2, 2023
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Daydream585650
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
In the mid-day heat, the streets are very quiet. The locals seem to come out after the sun goes down.
Written April 2, 2023
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Ivan D
Frisco, TX170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This one really charming city and without doubt worth visiting. One day is enough, to feel that one is really in Mexico
Written March 29, 2023
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Álvaro
Lisbon, Portugal10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I was working in Villahermosa for 2 weeks. A visit to Campeche was our decision for the weekend, and what a great choice it was. Calm, beatifull and safe. The food, the history, the atmosphere. Loved everithing.
Written December 23, 2022
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The UNESCO recognised city of campeche is a lovely place to visit. It makes a logical overnight stop between Merida and Palenque and only takes about half a day to explore the central historical area.

The historical areas major highlights include its cobblestone streets, pastel buildings and remaining fortifications. I would start by going around the remaining walls (note even though there was initially 2.4km of wall and eight bulwarks, only 400m of wall and seven bulwarks remain). There are numerous English and Spanish information boards that mark the landmarks as you go around the cities perimeter.

One suggestion I would have is to spend the 40 peso to go up on top of the section of wall at Baluarte de San Francisco/Baluarte de San Juan. The is located on the northern side of the hexagon, near the Puerto De Tierra or land gate. From the top of the walls here you can get great views over the city.

If you do visit bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat as it gets very hot particularly in the afternoon.
Written August 5, 2022
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Jon H
Longmont, CO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We just got back from our 2nd trip to Campeche, the first was 18 yrs ago. Love the old walled city and there is plenty of sights to see in town and a short drive away. Watch the highway out of town, the 1st time in over 35 yrs I've gotten shook down by the police, but stay off the tourist route and out of their sight.
Written January 17, 2022
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Jeanette living in Mexico
Mexico407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Campeche has an outdoor culture, the streets buzz with nice coffee places, great restaurants with all kinds of cuisine and it just has a vibe!
Written September 4, 2021
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JTB1239
Washington DC, DC41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is a wonderfully preserved colonial walled city, well deserving of its UNESCO cultural heritage designation. Several nice cafes and restaurants, some good shops, a fine main plaza. Delightful!
Written April 26, 2021
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
An almost fully preserved colonial town of Campeche is a gem to experience on foot. The streets are lined with colorful buildings and the old defensive walls are preserved in large sections. There are a good number of restaurants and cage's though not as many as one would expect, especially the farther you go away from the central plaza. Calle 59 by the Sea Gare is a very nice pedestrian street with plenty of eating and drinking options. One gripe I have with Campeche is the size of the sidewalks. They are wide enough for two at the most and sometimes narrow to wide enough for just one. Makes passing other pedestrians challenging.
Written March 30, 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Dominating the same name bay of Gulf of Mexico, Campeche was an important city to both - Mayans and Spaniards.
Spanish conquistador San Francisco de Campeche built the city over the Can Pech Mayan city which he demolished in 16c with nothing left to see today. Spaniards also built a protective fortress and city walls, as the city was often a pirates target.
The city inside the walls is very well preserved with its colored houses and magnificent Cathedral, all under UNESCO. Walking it is so easy and delightful with many interesting colonial houses, cafes, restaurants, etc...
Written February 7, 2021
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