|1999||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|Jorge Sanchez (Spain):
I reached Campeche for the second time in May 2012.
During my first time, back in 1984, I only spent the night in that city but apart from the cathedral I did not see anything else, or atg least I do not remember anything else.
During this second journey I spent two days and had also time to visit the nearby Maya ruins of Edzna.
I walked a whole day in Campeche. My hotel was an old monastery close to the cathedral.
The houses were painted in sparkling colors. Most of them were ground floor buildings.
In downtown I saw a UNESCO sign indicating that I was in front of the Aduana Maritima (Maritime Customs Building). The walls around the city are very well preserved, as well as the gates.
Not far from Campeche, on the beach, there were several nice cafeterias by the beach offering seafood and tequila.
From Campeche, two days later, I continued my journey by bus until Cancun, from where I flew back to Barcelona, in my dear Spain.
Date posted: July 2013 Ari Misset (France):
Located beside the Gulf of Mexico, Campeche is an walled City fortificated to protect against pirates attack. Nowadays is a splendid small city. Very quiet, with a population very friendly. There are beutiful sunset. You can rest in a hammock and forget all the stress and only enjoy the sea breeze. Ahhh, the seafood is excellent specially pan de cazon.
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