The Castillo San Juan de Ulúa

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The Castillo San Juan de Ulúa has been a castle, a fortress, a prison and the site where parts of a major movie were filmed.

It is part of the City of Veracruz, Mexico and is the island where the first Spanish landed as they conquered Mexico.

As a fort it has protected the city from attacks by the British, the Dutch, the French and even the United States.

Fort San Juan de Ulúa was started in 1582 and completed in 1707.  It is now a museum which can be reached by boat or a bridge from downtown Veracruz.

The name of the film is Romancing the Stone which starred Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito.

 

  

 

 

 Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

  

  Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

 Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

 Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

 Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

  Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

  

 Fort San Juan de Ulua - Photo by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

 

 

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Joni, I'm glad you enjoyed the adventure --it is a great addition to a bucket list.

January 23, 2012 08:18 PM
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Marge, Thank you.  I really enjoyed talking about Veracruz with you today -- so many people only know of the tourist areas and Mexico City.

January 23, 2012 08:20 PM
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Gary - cool photos. Reminded me fo the Castillo de San Marcos, which is also a museum at this time. Some overall resemblance...

January 28, 2012 11:13 PM
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Jon, Thank you. I had forgotten about the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, FL.  I'm glad you mentioned it -- it would be much easier for most of our members to visit and most of the old Spanish fortresses have similar styles.

January 29, 2012 12:40 PM
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Gary - also, what I find interesting about the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine is that it has never been taken by the enemy. In one instance it was close to it when French armada came this way, but the hurricane destroyed it.

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