Campeche City

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Campeche City - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Baluarte de la Soledad

    Centro | Military Sight

    The largest of the bastions was originally built to protect the Puerta de Mar, a sea gate that served as one of four original entrances to...Read More

  • 2. Baluarte de San Carlos

    Centro | Museum/Gallery

    This bastion, where Calle 8 curves around and becomes Circuito Baluartes, houses the Museo de la Ciudad. The museum contains a small collection...Read More

  • 3. Baluarte de San Pedro

    Centro | Military Sight

    Built in 1686 to protect the city from pirate attacks, this bastion flanked by watchtowers now houses one of the city's few worthwhile handicraft...Read More

  • 4. Baluarte de Santiago

    Centro | Military Sight

    The last of the bastions to be built has been transformed into the X'much Haltún Botanical Gardens. It contains more than 200 plant species...Read More

  • 5. Calle 59


    Some of Campeche's finest homes were built on this street between Calles 8 and 18. Most of the two-story structures were originally dual-purpose...Read More

  • 6. Casa Seis

    Centro | Historic Home

    One of the city's earliest colonial homes now serves as a cultural center. Fully restored, its rooms are furnished with period antiques and...Read More

  • 7. Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    It took two centuries (from 1650 to 1850) to finish the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and, as a result, it incorporates both neoclassical...Read More

  • 8. Ex-Templo de San José

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Jesuits built this fine baroque church in honor of Saint Joseph just before they were booted out of the New World in 1767. Its block-long...Read More

  • 9. Fuerte de San Miguel

    Cerro de Buenavista | Museum/Gallery

    Near the city's southwest end, Avenida Ruíz Cortínez winds its way to this hilltop fort with a breathtaking view of the Bay of Campeche. Built...Read More

  • 10. Iglesia de San Francisco

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its flat, boldly painted facade and bells ensconced under small arches instead of in bell towers, the Church of Saint Francis looks more...Read More

  • 11. Iglesia de San Román

    San Román | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Like most Franciscan churches, this one is sober and plain, and its single bell tower is the only ornamentation. The equally sparse interior...Read More

  • 12. Iglesia y Ex-Convento de San Roque

    Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The elaborately carved main altarpiece and matching side altars here were restored inch by inch, and this long, narrow house of worship now...Read More

  • 13. Malecón


    A broad sidewalk, more than 4-km (2½-miles) long, runs the length of Campeche's waterfront boulevard, from northeast of the Debliz hotel to...Read More

  • 14. Mansión Carvajal

    Centro | Historic Home

    Built in the early 20th century by one of the Yucatán's wealthiest plantation owners, Fernando Carvajal Estrada, this eclectic mansion is a...Read More

  • 15. Parque Principal

    Centro | Plaza/Square

    Also known as the Plaza de la Independencia, this central park is small by Mexican standards, though picturesque with a beautiful view of Catedral...Read More

  • 16. Puerta de Tierra

    Centro | Military Sight

    The Land Gate, where Old Campeche ends, is the only one of the four city gates with its basic structure intact. The stone arch interrupts a...Read More

  • 17. Reducto de San José el Alto

    Cerro de Bellavista | Museum/Gallery

    This lofty redoubt, or stronghold, at the northwest end of town, is home to the Museo de Armas y Barcos. Displays in former soldiers' and...Read More

  • 18. Tarpon Town


    Tarpon Town. This company offers the city's only fully licensed fishing tours, and they're experts in tailoring fishing trips to individual...Read More

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