Bacalar in Municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
Bacalar - 1729
Constantly under attack by pirates who arrived to the area to loot for “palo de tinte” and other precious woods, the authorities of Bacalar decided to build in 1729 the San Felipe Fort to defend the city. Decades later, during the Caste War, it was the Mayans who took hold of the building, which today houses a museum that traces the history of the region.
Location. 18° 40.258′ N, 88° 23.721′ W. Marker is in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Bacalar. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Adolfo López Mateos and Calle 6, on the left when traveling north on Avenida Adolfo López Mateos. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bacalar, Quintana Roo 77930, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Pre-Columbian Time, End of Period (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply (about 120 meters away); Bacalar (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Bacalar (about 240 meters away); Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes (about 240 meters away); a different marker also named Bacalar (about 240 meters away); K'atunes or Periods of History (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pre-Columbian Bacalar, Foundation (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bacalar.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.