Veracruz City Attractions

Veracruz is a place of relax. Sand, sun, sea... ah the beach! Is the best place to be. But Veracruz is not only beach, this city has so many more things to do and enjoy. This is the Top Ten List of Things to Do in Veracruz.
Number one, of course, had to be the San Juan de Ulua Fort, one of the coolest places you'll veer see. A fort built in the middle of the sea to defend the city from pirates. Visiting it, you feel in another time, you can almost imagine a mini Colonial city in it.
Number two, is the Veracruz Aquarium, the largest in Latin America. A fun place to enjoy and learn, to witness the amazing undersea world, many fishes, sharks, turtles, crocodiles and so much more.
The Malecon is the way to enjoy Veracruz, just walking along the beach, enjoying the many different views of the city. And it's amazing that with every step, the ocean has a different color, and a different shade.
The lighthouses are a cool way of learning about Mexico while enjoying some beautiful architecture.
The Portales are the place to go to to drink coffee, listen to the marimba and chat.
So as you can see, there are so many things to do in this beautiful city, so a good time is guaranteed.

Fort San Juan de Ulúa

Islote de San Juan de Ulua

This fort was built in the middle of the sea during the XVI century to protect the port from the pirates... read more

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Acuario de Veracruz

Blvd. Ávila Camacho n/n. Playón de Hornos

This is the largest Aquarium in Latin America...
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This is the best walk in the city. Next to the sea, with the ships near by on one side, and colonial buildings on the other, this seafront is the perfect way to spend the morning... read more


Av. Independencia at Miguel Lerdo

The lively covered sidewalks next to the Plaza de la Constitucion are the best way to spend the afternoon... read more

Faro Venustiano Carranza

Av. Independencia n/n

Built in 1902, this important lighthouse has been key to the History of Mexico... read more

Plaza de la Constitucion

Av. Independencia at Miguel Lerdo

This is one of the liveliest places in town. Is the social heart of the city... read more


Av. Independencia at Mario Molina

The heart of the religious life of Veracruz is this beautiful cathedral... read more

Faro Benito Juarez

Ignacio Zaragoza at Benito Juarez

A XVII Century lighthouse that was a keystone in the History of Mexico, and is set in a unique place: in a church tower!... read more

Palacio Municipal

Gutierrez Zamora at Viaducto

One of the best conserved XVIII century building in the country... read more
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