What you need to know before traveling to Campeche

The town of Campeche is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and it is filled with beautiful colonial architecture of historical importance. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway in Mexico and EasyToBook.com has a range of discount hotels for you to choose from around the town. The many restored 18th and 19th century mansions, buildings and churches painted in pastel colors that line Campeche’s streets make this a highly photogenic town and postcard perfect. The city was previously fortified with its defenses dropping into the ocean. Now they are located on reclaimed land that also has the Palacio del Gobierno and several fascinating sculptures that represent key happenings of the city’s history such as piracy, warfare and fishing.

Points of interest throughout the city include: the renaissance style Church of Our Lady of Purisima Concepcion in a beautiful construction built in the 16th century; the Museo Regional explains the history of Campeche clearly and has a good archaeological collection and the Fort of San Miguel, which was one of the earliest fortifications in the state. The Cathedral on the main square was begun in 1650 and took 200 years to complete, because the first finished design was not judged to be grand enough. The renaissance cathedral is certainly impressive now and has a museum of carved religious saints. The 19th century Carvajal Mansion should not be missed with its stunning Moorish architecture and design. Campeche State is also home to the Mayan ruins of Calakmul, which was the largest Mayan city. It Campeche is a must see destination.

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