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4d1n8l wrote a review Mar 2020
165 contributions26 helpful votes
locked up, chained and patrolled by police. Has turned into a party site for locals. Some work has been done to the area by the beach, but the building is boarded up and unsafe. Looks like they may be planning to do more work on it, but not open to public at this point.
Date of experience: February 2020
Marcos G wrote a review Mar 2018
Phoenix, Arizona58 contributions18 helpful votes
Lots of History that is not told about this Fort , very interesting story and the Battle of Mazatlan that gave a victory over the French Invasion in March 1864. I walked thru the Fort but no one came out to give a tour , just sitting there if they can make it a tourist attraction that would be a jewel for Mazatlan and history behind it. just got to see the Canon fading away pointing to the west.…
Date of experience: December 2017
Michelle A wrote a review Apr 2016
Stanwood, Washington454 contributions55 helpful votes
Husband, son, and I saw this fort on our quick tour of Mazatlan. We toured in a vehicle called pumeria. It is like a mix of a Volkswagon and golf cart. If we had the time, we would have walked the coast. This was a fort to look at, but we didn't get the history.
Date of experience: April 2016
Richard289 wrote a review Mar 2016
Calgary, Canada1,159 contributions267 helpful votes
We could not enter the fort when we visited March 12, 2016 but could look inside and view the outer walls. There is one cannon facing the bay and one can imagine many soldiers serving here, with more cannon, peering through the slits in the walls.
Date of experience: March 2016
jacmaz wrote a review Dec 2011
Mazatlan, Mexico15 contributions7 helpful votes
Often misnamed the Old Spanish Fort, it actually is a monument to the heroic Battle of Mazatlan that took place when the warship Cordelliere tried to land troops here during the French invasion of 1864. They were repelled by canon fire from El Vigia (Lookout Hill). The monument was created during the reign of dictator Porfirio Diaz (1880-1910) and is in sad disrepair. Eventually the city wants to restore it and add a museum about the French occupation, but at this time noting has been done but talk.…