• CATEGORY: Heritage cities, Patrimonio mundial


State of Campeche
Category: Historic city
Cultural criteria: (i) (iv)
Inscription: 04/12/1999

Campeche is a model of harbour town from the Spanish colonial period whose historic centre is still surrounded by defensive walls. Its system of fortifications,
settled down by the Spaniards to protect the ports on the Caribbean Sea from pirate attacks, is an eminent example of the military architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Campeche is the only of the two fortified Mexican cities that conserves that system almost complete, and one of the four of the Caribbean that had defensive purposes, together with Cartagena de Indias, San Juan and Santo Domingo.


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