El Fuerte Walk

(El Fuerte MX)
Just outside the hotel was the Plaza de Armas with walkways through lush gardens, monuments, bandstand, a fountain, and benches. In early days it was enclosed and held supplies for the fort.

El Fuerte Walk – Plaza de Armas

Around the sides were shops, cafés, hotels, city hall, and a chapel. And, one could take the Mini-Chepe shuttle to see the sights with a guide. We walked all around the downtown, did some shopping, and had lunch.

Fountain and Bandstand in Plaza
Street Vendors
Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel

On one corner was the Sacred Heart of Jesus church built in 1783, and still actively in use. In the next block was the Posada del Hildago where the famed Mexican ‘Robinhood’ was born. His statue was amongst the many gardens of tropical plants.

Lunch at Mansión de don Francisco Orrantia
Zorro Statue in Posada del Hildago
Lush Garden at the Posada del Hildago

Another block away got us to the fort; now reconstructed to resemble the original 1500s version. Behind it was a mirador overlooking the Río Fuerte. Back at the plaza, we saw the two story city offices surrounding an inner courtyard typical of Spanish Colonial style.

Entry to the Fort
Río Fuerte as seen from the Mirador
City Hall Courtyard

It was a very pleasant stroll to see many historic places within a short distance from the hotel. A charming city with friendly people and great weather.

Camp: Hotel la Choza
Scene: Historic buildings, plaza, fort

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4 Responses to El Fuerte Walk

  1. Richard Rousseau March 7, 2020 at 8:32 am #

    That was interesting to know about Zorro. Not having seen programs about him since I was a child I was beginning to think he was fictional. Great pictures.

    • Pleinguy March 7, 2020 at 10:27 am #

      I agree with your thoughts about Zorro. Glad you like the photos; thanks.

  2. Bradford Harris March 11, 2020 at 2:59 pm #

    Neat post – stunning photos. I also learned about Zorro today. Very interesting. The items at the street vendor look fascinating. As always, your vibrant photos really brighten up the day, Pleinguy!

    • Pleinguy March 11, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      There was a TV show about Zorro many years ago. I always thought he was a fictional character; but, it turns out he was a real hombre. I appreciate your observations.

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