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Museo de la Arquitectura Maya, Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
This magnificent coastal fort, completed in 1692, is one of the oldest in New Spain. It houses an outstanding collection of Mayan architecture and sculpture from the Petén, Rio Bec, Chenes and Puuc regions of Campeche State. It formed part of the city of Campeche’s nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

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About the museum
The Bastion of Our Lady of Soledad was built at the end of the seventeenth century and is the largest of the eight bastions which form part of the wall built to defend the town of San Francisco de Campeche against pirates. Construction was finished in 1692 and it was named after the Virgin of Soledad, the protector of sailors. In 1995 the city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as the Fortified Historic Town of Campeche.

By 1896 the building was in ruins, and a few years later during the Revolution, the bastion was partially restored and used as a store by federal troops and the state government. It came under the jurisdiction of the War Ministry from 1929, which led to it housing the families of a number of officials, converting it into a residential area.

Full restoration was begun in 1937 and in 1958 it was taken over by Campeche Archeology Museum as its principal site. In 1975 the use of the space changed and it was reopened as the Museum of Colonial History. A new direction came about in 1995 when it changed again to become the Stelae Museum and finally in 2005 it focused on aspects of pre-Hispanic construction, reopening as the Museum of Mayan Architecture.

One of the Museum’s most interesting features is an explanation of how Mayan writing worked and translations of the texts that were carved into stone, wood or metal found on several of the architectural items on display there. Visitors can learn about how writing evolved during the Classic period (250-1000) and can find out the meaning of some complex Mayan glyphs. The classification of the architectural elements shown at the museum is also interesting for visitors. Here we can see characteristic features which typify the different regional styles found in the archeology of the state of Campeche, namely North Petén, Río Bec, Chenes and Puuc.
April 1978
An exert point of view
Antonio Benavides Castillo
Antonio Benavides Castillo
Centro INAH Campeche
Practical information
Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:30 hrs

$45.00 pesos

  • Extra fee for video cameras
  • Sundays free for Mexican citizens
  • Free entrance for Mexicans under 13 years old
  • Free entrance for Mexican students and teachers
  • Free entrance for Mexican senior citizens
  • No Smoking
  • No entry with food
  • Pets not allowed
Calle 8 s/n, entre 57 y 59,
Centro Histórico, C.P. 24000,
Campeche, Campeche, México.

It is located in the very center of the city, so tourists can reach it on foot from anywhere in the city.


Services
  • Estacionamiento
  • Librería
  • Sanitarios
  • Tienda
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Guía
  • +52 (981) 816 9111 Ext. 138036
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Dirección de Museos del Centro INAH Campeche
Claudia Elena Escalante Díaz
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(981) 816 9111 Ext. 138036
Escultura
Arquitectura Maya
Museo de la Arquitectura Maya, Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
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