Stepping into a Caribbean harbour

Welcome to Campeche! A town built by the Spanish in the 16th century, one of the most important seaports in the Caribbean Sea at the time, attacked and pillaged so many times by pirates that its citizens chose to surrounded it with fortified walls and bastions to protect it. A town which today stands among the UNESCO World Heritage sites as an illustration of a Baroque colonial town.

A place to be tasted at a slow pace, walking around its straight streets and bright coloured houses, passing by grey stone churches – austere, with their simple wooden crucifixes and somehow luxuriant, in the same time, with leaves of palm trees contrasting against their walls. A town with contemporary art exhibitions displayed right in the street. A place where you can take a peek at the houses where the rich and favoured used to live, and then go on the seashore and rejoice in the show that the sun and the thunderstorm clouds put out, for the enjoyment of all.

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