Located inside the Fort of San Felipe in Bacalar is a wonderful museum. Well, the Fort is probably part of the museum, but we have separated them here. Be sure you also visit the page for the Fort of San Felipe.
Be sure you also look at the page to see who deserves the credit for almost everything in this Bacalar section! They have done a fantastic job.
Check for current hours, but the last time we were there the hours were:
Some of the items from the museum are featured below:
From the middle of the 18th century until the
beginning of the War of the Castes (1847),
Bacalar enjoyed a period of relative prosperity.
This sculpture probably adorned the fountain of
one of its manorial houses.
There is a mural by Elio Carmichael on the far wall of the museum. It is very impressive, especially in person it is hard to photograph in one piece. The best we can do is show it from across the room with many other displays in the foreground.
Printed from chetumal.com (Bacalar Museum - Chetumal.com - Gateway to the Costa Maya, México)