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San Juan de Ulua Tour

The fortress of San Juan de Ulúa was port, fortress and prison, this building has more than 500 years of history. Today, you can visit it and also learn about its legends in our tour to San Juan de Ulúa with the company of a tour guide. Explore your visit in our beautiful Port of Veracruz and learn about history in the southeast of Mexico, in our tour of San Juan de Ulúa. This old fortress, built in the Hernán Cortés epoch, is located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico. The experience begins in a colorful tram, which will take you to San Juan de Ulúa. Upon arrival, a certified tour guide will be waiting for you and who will be in charge of telling you the incredible facts in this fortress in an expected time of 1 hour. From the first step you make in the fortress you will feel as if you travel through time, look for the incredible building that hides more than 500 years of history.  At first the place was a sacred temple where the natives venerated their gods, before the Spanish conquest. Years later, the Spanish conquistadors built the fort and a pier, galleons that came from Europe, becoming a gateway to Mexico. Later, it became the most feared prison in Mexico, where the legends of Chucho "El Roto" and "Mulata de Cordoba" were created. Before the tour ends, you will see the port of Veracruz from the San Juan de Ulúa fortress and you can take incredible photos, taking you home a great memory of this historic place of Mexico.