Fuertes de Loreto, Puebla

#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Puebla
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Visit the site that began a popular Hispanic celebration and learn about the history behind it when you visit Fuertes de Loreto. The fort sits in a park that also encompasses Fort Guadelupe, four museums, a large green area, and a man-made lake. Tour the museums in each of the forts to learn about the story of the French Intervention in Mexico and how the Mexican Republic's victory here led to the celebration known as Cinco de Mayo. After your visit, rent a paddleboats and explore the lake. Add Fuertes de Loreto to your Puebla travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Puebla journey maker website.
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  • We visited in the evening, so the museum was closed. But, the park beside the museum is lovely to visit in the evening and has awesome views of the city. The park is super clean and we felt safe in....  more »
  • Can be visited via he Hop on Hop off bus. Interesting and spectacular views from this part of town looking down on the city.  more »
  • Love this historical moment. This is the birth of the Americans celebration of Mexico's independence day.... 5 DE MAYO!
  • Gorgeous place even if it wasn't really involved in any battle, still an interesting and informative place to visit, the tour guides are okay and you give them the money you consider fair. Worth it to look at personal items of Puebla's hero, like his glasses and sword. Good photo opportunities around too.

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