10 Best Places to Visit in Campeche, Mexico

Among all other UNESCO World Heritage sites, Campeche is among them. The place is full of beautiful mansions, complete with pirates, straight out of a fairy tale and old World forts.

Specially designed to defend the Caribbean port for the Pirate attacks. Locals can be seen going about their daily life. Located on the opposite side of the Peninsula. Every building was painstakingly restored to pristine pastel perfection.

About 2K historic buildings were protected & returned to original condition. Have intriguing street art, seaside walks and shopping malls if you want.  Take your camera at every turn.

Best Places to Visit in Campeche

The Museo De La Ciudad

The Museo De La Ciudad
The Museo De La Ciudad

The Museo de La Ciudad is Campeche’s best places to visit. You need no ticket for this. The place is newly renovated. In a modern way, different varieties of attractions are in front of you.

Go back to the Mayan regim. Learn about pirate attacks, through conquest, Campeche role in Mexican Independence, Campeche’s rivalry and colonization. Scale replicas of Campeche during different eras, clothes, ships, antiques and muskets are nicely decorated.

The Old City Wall

The Old City Wall
The Old City Wall

It is a large city that was under pirate attack many times. The biggest pirate attack in history is related to the area. More than twenty ships attacked the place at a time. The King of Spain was forced to construct famed walls to protect the city against them.

All of the bastions’ houses are converted to small museums for visitors. The construction is now 2 kilometers long and 8 meters wide. 

Pirate Fantasies

Pirate Fantasies
Pirate Fantasies

Pirate Fantasies are the best places to visit in Campeche. The pirate city has many stories with it. Although the time has gone, still visitors are interested to learn about them. It is a unique city tour from the ocean on a real Pirate ship at sunset.

At night, visitors are able to see a pyrotechnics show that is a history lesson. The Pirate Ship leaves at 5 in the evening from the seafood restaurant El Faro del Morro on Saturday & Sunday nights.

Fuerte De San Miguel

Fuerte De San Miguel
Fuerte De San Miguel

Seeking the best places to go in Campeche, you can find Fuerte De San Miguel. Wall is made to protect against the pirates with secondary protection. The sight of sunsets is very beautiful to look at.

The Fort is complete with empty moat, drawbridge & large stone walls. The Fort houses the Museo Arqueológico de Campeche containing Mayan pieces of art. Taxis or buses are available here. 

Time At Edzná

Time At Edzná
Time At Edzná

Within Campeche’s top attractions, time At Edzná is one of them. The ancient area covers about 17 square kilometers. We find history about this place even before 600 BC. After 1500 AD, the glory began to decrease. Now tourists are eagerly interested to see what was going on over there. 

UNESCO listed Uxmal and that it is a two hour bus trip away. Merida is the biggest city in the Yucatan.

Fine Dining & Quaint Cafés

Fine Dining & Quaint Cafés
Fine Dining & Quaint Cafés

Having delicious foods, Quaint Cafés of Campeche must be good places in Campeche. You can have a variety of food items in the area. Some uncommon items like camaron de coco, which means prawns in coconut and horchata de coco, which means rice and coconut drink are available here.

There are also lounge-able cafés, delicious pizzerias, cocktail bars, pan de cazón, campechano dishes you can have. Many outdoor seatings are available for food inspiration.

Having The Coolest Sunsets

Having The Coolest Sunsets
Having The Coolest Sunsets

Visit the coolest sunset places in Campeche city. The river and the ancient city will give a unique look of the sunsets that you never had. You can find varieties of colors like oranges, deep reds and yellow on different nights. 

The sterile malecón beside the seaside would be the best amongst locals to view this beauty.  

Casa 6 Historic Museum

Casa Historic Museum
Casa Historic Museum

Casa 6 Historic Museum is one of the famous places in Campeche. Once it was the city’s most prestigious address. You can learn about the cities changing & global trade relations by the furniture on display.

To visit the upper class house from the pre revolutionary era, you just need a couple of bucks. Walking into any of the local houses in the area is also possible. The town has preserved its heritage nicely. 

The Architecture & Churches

Unique churches are the most beautiful places in Campeche. Get a look of through iron bars the nicely preserved mansions. Pastel colors seem very attractive.

Most of the Churches are empty now but in ancient times they were filled with people, gold and pride. There are some beautiful limestone structures towers over the town that increase beauty. Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción is one of the most stand out building in the city.

Marvel At The Museo De La Arquitectura Maya

Marvel At The Museo De La Arquitectura Maya
Marvel At The Museo De La Arquitectura Maya

Marvel At The Museo De La Arquitectura Maya is a must see place in Campeche. Plenty of Mayan antiques are placed here.

Those were collected from far different places. The museum is placed in an old part of the city wall. It is nicely decorated for visitors to understand ancient history. 

Many written histories about Mayan culture you can have there.

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Justin M. Neal
Justin M. Neal

Justin is a freelance writer specializing in adventure, camping, hiking, home improvement, pet and technology. He is an avid animal lover since he was a little boy. He lives with his wife Malina, son Oliver, and their purrfect angel cat, Fifi.

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