Fort of San Felipe, History

In 1733 an expedition under the command of major-general Antonio de Figueroa y Silva, field marshal of Yucatan to protect the Bacalar population from the frequent attacks by pirates and to defend the region from harrassment from the traders in Campeche wood. In the second half of the XIX century, during the so called War of the Castes, the fortress once again became the scene of skirmishes for the posession of the fortress.

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