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Destination: Campeche

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Getting to know Campeche

Step back in time to the colonial Spanish city of Campeche, the first city founded by the Spanish in the Yucatan. Added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in 1999, Campeche retains its 17th century fortifications. Its cobblestone streets, fortified ramparts, and well-preserved mansions have been painstakingly restored. The Parque Principal froms its central plaza, bordered by the Casa Seis and Campeche’s Cathedral of San Francisco. Outside of the old city lies Campeche’s busy marketplace, the old fishing docks, and a peaceful boardwalk along the opal waters of the Gulf.

Our All-inclusive Visit

We begin the discovery of Campeche with a trolley tour of the walled old city for an overview of its colonial history. Our stay includes a special showing of the folkloric ballet at the beautiful Teatro Toro, exclusively for Victory guests. As part of our onshore excursion, you’ll have 3 days and 2 nights to explore the delicate palettes of its terracotta homes, the distinctive cuisine of tropical fruits and seafood, and the seven baluartes (bastions) of the outer walls. Because of its remote location, relatively few tourists visit Campeche, and the proud Campechanos are anxious to show Victory guests unparalleled hospitality.

Destination: Campeche

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Getting to know Campeche

Step back in time to the colonial Spanish city of Campeche, the first city founded by the Spanish in the Yucatan. Added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in 1999, Campeche retains its 17th century fortifications. Its cobblestone streets, fortified ramparts, and well-preserved mansions have been painstakingly restored. The Parque Principal froms its central plaza, bordered by the Casa Seis and Campeche’s Cathedral of San Francisco. Outside of the old city lies Campeche’s busy marketplace, the old fishing docks, and a peaceful boardwalk along the opal waters of the Gulf.

Our All-inclusive Visit

We begin the discovery of Campeche with a trolley tour of the walled old city for an overview of its colonial history. Our stay includes a special showing of the folkloric ballet at the beautiful Teatro Toro, exclusively for Victory guests. As part of our onshore excursion, you’ll have 3 days and 2 nights to explore the delicate palettes of its terracotta homes, the distinctive cuisine of tropical fruits and seafood, and the seven baluartes (bastions) of the outer walls. Because of its remote location, relatively few tourists visit Campeche, and the proud Campechanos are anxious to show Victory guests unparalleled hospitality.

More about Campeche…

During Spanish rule, Campeche was the only port on the peninsula and rose to prominence as a center of trade in salt and in tropical dyewoods (which produce dyes for textiles). It boasted the first permanent church in the Yucatan, the missionary convent of San Francisco, founded in 1546. Its prosperity drew the attention of pirates in the 1500s and 1600s, finally causing the city’s governors to levy a special tax in 1684 to build Campeche’s protective outer wall. The Museo de la Piratería (Pirate Museum) taps into this raucus history, while the Museo de Cultura Maya in the Fuerte San Miguel presents an astonishing array of Maya art, including the jade Maya funeral masks, the Máscaras de Calakmul.