11 Facts About Campeche City


Campeche City retains many of the old colonial Spanish city walls and fortifications which protected the city from pirates and buccaneers.

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San Francisco de Campeche City was originally an indigenous village, Ah Kim Pech, where the Spanish first landed in Mexico in 1517.

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The city of Campeche was founded in 1540 and fortified against pirates during the 17th century.

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The natives of Campeche City welcomed the Spaniards and touched their beards and their people.

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The conquests of Champoton and Campeche City, were part of the Conquest of Yucatan, which was carried out in three stages.

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Campeche City spent two months and captured so many prisoners and stole so many jewels and pieces of silver that filled the cargo of his ship.

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Campeche City committed innumerable and famous stumbling against the Spanish viceroyalty of the mainland.

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Coat of arms held by the city of San Francisco de Campeche was granted in 1777 by the king of Spain Carlos III, being elevated from the title of villa to that of city.

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Economy of San Francisco de Campeche City is based primarily on the services sector: commerce, tourism, communications, public administration, public services.

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City of Campeche is an example of urbanism in a baroque colonial city, with a reticular and regular plan, its urban trace, a model of colonial port cities, reflects the main role that it played as a commercial, religious and military connection point characterized by its high level of integrity and homogeneity.

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Campeche City fishermen cutting up the catch on the Gulf of Mexico.

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