The City strenght resides in its history, its walls, and its strongholds, built to identify its identity, having been the stage of the most bloody battles between Spaniards, pirates and privateers. During the colonial era, the homonymous city of Campeche and current capital of the state, was the main port of the Yucatan peninsula, where the colonizers of the then “New Spain” carried out the main commercial activities. The large number of ships that came to this port directly from Spain and the precious goods they carried were the main reason that led pirates and privateers to assault them during their transit in the Gulf of Mexico. Across the sea, stories can be heard of battles against pirates who, in the 17th and 18th centuries persistently attacked and ransacked the City.
Nowadays, the walls are a cherished reminder of its men’s bravery, and thanks to them the “Walled city of San Francisco of Campeche” was named Cultural Heritage for Humanity by UNESCO. It offers to visitors a lot of attractions, among which its fortress such as beach, museums, temples, and of course some of the most important archeological sites of Mayan Culture as Uxmal.
Its hospitality is just as warm as its climate, with first class hotels and restaurants combining regional and international cuisine, with a special place for its very own distinctive touch when it comes to seafood delights. As the sun begins to set, dusk lights up the waterfront promenade, and by night it is the Historic Center which sheds light and color upon a walled city which awaits you with open arms.
Additionally, the coast of the state of Campeche is one of the richest underwater archeological sites in all of Mexico.
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