Fort of San Diego
The Fort of San Diego was erected in 1617 to protect the city from pirate attacks during the
17th and 18th centuries. It is located in the centre of Acapulco, in the old quarter of
Petaquillas. It has the curious shape of a five-tip star.
Nowadays, the Fort shelters the History Museum but during the last centuries it was part of
one of the most important harbours of the Pacific. It is divided into thirteen halls which display
evidences of the most important historic moments of the State of Guerrero and the Fort. It also
provides information about the deeds that took place in this building, the first settlers' culture,
the conquest of the Pacific Ocean, pirates, the trade with the Orient, etc.