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Culture of Acapulco. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Most of excursion routes start at the beautiful Zocalo Square. This is the place where the famous cathedral Nuestra Senora de la Soledad is located. The cathedral has become one of the symbols of the city. The cathedral features Gothic architectural style, but some "finishing touches" and ideas of the architects do not coincide with the adopted rules of those days. For example, instead of the traditional rose you can see an image of the sun above the entrance of the cathedral.
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The interior of the hall is made in white and blue colors, while the majority of other Gothic buildings are characterized by darker shades. Both locals and visitors enjoy relaxing near the beautiful fountains. There are also a cozy gazebo and benches in the square. The place is surrounded by exotic palm trees and huge colorful flowerbeds - Zocalo Square is considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
The Fort of San Diego is a prominent architectural landmark, the building of which was completed in 1616. Originally it was the main protective facility and had been repeatedly saving the city from pirate attacks. Nowadays the chateau has been converted into a historical museum. In addition to the valuable historical documents the exhibition of the museum includes unique archaeological artifacts. The Chapel of Peace is a no less remarkable construction. This is the highest point of the city. Copyright
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There is a large observation deck next to a beautiful old castle, which has miraculously survived till the present days. The complete city is visible from that point. The panoramic views are perfectly combined with magnificent snow-capped peaks, which can be seen on the horizon. Next to the Chapel of Peace is located another unusual monument - a huge cross, which height estimates 401 meters. It is believed that the cross brings good luck to seafarers and protects them from nature disasters.
Acapulco Among the museums visited by all tourists, you should go and see the Museo Historico de Acapulco, where everything will tell you about the history of the night capital of Mexico starting from the times of Yepy Indians, Olmecs tribes to the times of Spanish colonization in Acapulco. The Museo Historico Naval de Acapulco, A.C. introduces the maritime history of the city known primarily for its picturesque bay. Here you can see models of warships, the main part of which is devoted to the problems of combating piracy.
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A kind of outdoor museum called Mural Diego Rivera is definitely a place that is worth visiting. Diego Rivera, one of the most talented and famous artists of Mexico, contributed every bit of himself to the city by creating an unimaginably beautiful work of art. You should definitely get imbued with the blaze of colors which in turn will trigger a blaze of emotions. The landmark is surrounded by impressive estates and that entire complex makes you feel good vibes and wonder at the extent of it.
Acapulco There are no magnificent churches in Acapulco. However, it is worth noting that the temples here give a sense of peace and tranquility, and this is exactly what people come to church for. An interesting and unusual building from an architectural point of view is Capilla del Atardecer. The chapel was built in the style of Modern Art, and its peculiarity is that from here you can see the most beautiful sunsets in the night capital of Mexico: it looks as if the religious place was specially built for this purpose, although it might be like that. Parroquia Del Sagrado Corazón cannot help but amaze people with its beautiful exterior and interesting indoor compositions.
Ignoring the Museo Histórico de Acapulco Fuerte de San Diego would be simply cruel. The museum has long become a hallmark of the city and perfectly fulfils this task, I would say. The building was constructed in the 17th century to protect the city against attacks of pirates. It is peculiar for its form – it was erected in the shape of a five-pointed star. Having a great political and economic importance, today this place is probably the most significant historical monument of the region. There are 12 thematic sections here, each of which tells about the history of the fort and its economic development.
Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero There are some interesting monuments in Acapulco too. One of them is the monument to Diana the Huntress (Fuente de la Diana Cazadora), set in front of the very coast. The goddess looks as if she is shooting arrows at the shore of the sea in order to let everyone know that this is her city and she is its protector. Plazoleta de La Quebrada and Anhelo de Paz are monuments that are also worth finding in the night capital of Mexico. Those who love ruins will appreciate Palma Sola. It is a huge complex where they can enjoy looking at rock art and stone drawings. Since the place is high above the city, you can be amazed by incredibly beautiful views of the city and the coast from it.
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