Fuerte de San Diego, a five-pointed 17th century Spanish colonial fort, was the most important fortress on the Pacific coast, protecting the perfect harbor from which galleons sailed to the Orient. It guarded against raids by English and Dutch pirates. The fort was rebuilt in the late 18th century after an earthquake destroyed the original. There's a sound-and-light show and displays in the Acapulco Historical Museum inside to recapture the romance of the Manila Fleet days.
Fuerte de San Diego, Petaquillas, Cuauhtémoc, Acapulco, Mexico