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June 20, 2004
From journal Paradise Found at The Grand Mayan, Acapulco
by Tio Gringo
January 8, 2003
The fort was actually built in 1617, but was partly destroyed in 1776 by an earthquake. When it was rebuilt, the Spanish added a moat (without gators in it--darn!)
It cost us about $1.50 to go into the museum, which wasn't bad for a pretty cool little place. A series of exhibit rooms focused on different time periods in Acapulco's history, starting from pre-colonial days and finishing with fairly recent times. It's not a huge museum, but they don't charge an arm and a leg to get in either . . .
The fort is located on a hill overlooking the harbor near the big port facility where the cargo ships and cruise ships dock. It's right on Costera Aleman--the city's main drag and is reached by climbing 80-gazillion steps (I counted). If you're lazy, take a taxi--they go in the back way and wind through the neighborhood on the backside of the hill. You'll probably need less rest under the trees than I did . . . whew!
From journal Acapulco: Mexico's Cosmopolitan Urban Beach
December 2, 2002
They had English and Spanish on all of the plaques, and they had 15 minute movies in several of the rooms that you could choose to play in Spanish or English. The rooms were air conditioned. We spent two hours going through the museum. It was very well done.
From journal A week in Acapulco