From MXN 190
San Juan de Ulúa was a key part in the history of our country, serving as a port, Fortress and prision, this building counts with more than 500 years of history. Today, you can visit it and also learn about its legends in our Tour a San Juan de Ulúa with guía de turistas. Exploit your visit in our beautiful Puerto de Veracruz and learn about the history in the southeast of Mexico, in a tour to San Juan de Ulúa. This old fortress, built in the Hernán Cortés age, it is located in an islot in front of costas del Golfo de México.
The experience starts in a colorful tramway, it will guide you to San Juan de Ulúa. On arrival, a guía de turístas certificado will be waiting for you and who will be in charge to tell
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 like if you travelling through time, look up the amazing building which hides more than 500 years of history. At first the place was a sacred temple where the indigenous did venerations to their gods, before the spanish conquest. Years after, Spanish conquerors built the fortress and a pier, where they dock galleons that came from Europe, becoming in a entrance door to Mexico.
Afterwards it became in la prisión más temida de México, where the legends of Chucho “El Roto” and “la mulata de Córdoba” arise.Before the tour finishes, look up the port of Veracruz in San Juan de Ulúa and take incredible photos, taking you home a great memories about this histórico lugar de méxico.
Meeting point: Touristic tramways located outside plaza acuario de Veracruz.
• 12:30 hrs. We left towards to San Juan de Úlua.
• 13:00 hrs. Arrival to the fortress, where a tourist guide will be waiting for us.
• Guided tour inside of San Juan de Úlua.
• 14:30 hrs. Board the tramway to come back to plaza acuario.
Meeting point: Touristic tramways box office, located outside plaza acuario de Veracruz.
• Start time: 12:00 hrs.
• End time: 15:00 hrs.
• Duration: 03:00 hrs.
• Language: Spanish.
• Opened days: Tuesday to sunday.
• Tips: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, Sun block, hat or cap. Additional cash in case you need to buy some souvenirs