Tickets for Castle of San Juan de Ulúa + Old Town Tour

If the walls could talk! This massive old fortress would have stories for days

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Total: 3 hours. 1.5 hours at the castle
  • Visit San Juan de Ulúa with a guide and learn the history behind one of the oldest fortresses in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Tour the old city and more, and see Veracruz Port, the Maritime Custom Building, Boca del Río, Municipal Palace, and more
  • Enjoy air-conditioned transport from Veracruz and Boca del Río

For almost 350 years, the San Juan de Ulúa Fort in Veracruz served as the main military stronghold of the Spanish Empire in the Americas. Step back in time with a guide and get the lowdown on its life as a colonial fort, presidential palace, a prison and more. Then tour Veracruz Port and Boca del Río and see some awesome historic sites!

You wouldn't have wanted to be at San Juan de Ulúa 300 years ago. This impressive fortress might have been constructed from oyster shells, turtle eggs, sand and salt water, but its prison cells held far scarier things (and people - gulp).

Dive into the facts and legends surrounding one of the oldest fortresses in the Gulf of Mexico. Find out how it's linked to some of the region's greatest historical events, and how it went from being used for grain storage, to holding some of the country's most feared prisoners.

Check out the salt-stained walls, soak up the creepy atmosphere and be glad you're allowed out alive!

On this panoramic city tour you'll also pay a visit to Veracruz Port and Boca del Río, and witness some of the top sites, from the Maritime Custom Building, the railway station, the historic city center, the Baluarte de Santiago and more. It's a real-life history lesson!

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Visit of the Castle of San Juan de Ulúa
Panoramic City Tour to Veracruz Port and Boca del Río
Bilingual guide throughout the tour (English & Spanish)
Optional activities
Gran Café de la Parroquia
Av. Valentín Gómez Farias 34, Faros, 91700, Veracruz
San Juan de Ulúa
Camino Escénico a San Juan de Ulúa S/N, Manuel Contreras, 91891, Veracruz
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the guide in front of the Gran Café de la Parroquia
  • Look for a blue bus with the Amigo Tours logo
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  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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