More from Campeche

We visited Campeche in December, 2016.  I love Campeche — it’s one of my favorite cities in Mexico.

Campeche was officially founded in 1540, by Don Francisco de Montejo. In typical Conquistador style, the city was founded on top of an indigenous Mayan settlement, named Ah Kim Pech. Campeche quickly became an important part of the Spanish empire. Its natural harbor was extremely useful to the Spaniards, who used the port as a stopover for heavily laden treasure galleons hauling loot out of the interior of Mexico.  The city suffered from many pirate attacks.  Eventually, walls and forts were built to protect the city. Many of these exist in some fashion today and can be enjoyed.

Campeche is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is known for its beautiful preserved colonial buildings, many of which are painted in bright shades of blue, pink, yellow, and green.  Walking around the city is a feast for the eyes.  I enjoyed my time there, and here are a few photos from the city.

 

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Campeche
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Campeche
Blue door, Campeche.
Blue door, Campeche.
Reflections, Campeche.
Reflections, Campeche.
Christmas tree, Campeche.
Christmas tree, Campeche.
Piñatas, Campeche.
Piñatas, Campeche.
Electric meters, Mercado, Campeche.
Electric meters, Mercado, Campeche.
Blue door, Campeche.
Blue door, Campeche.
Multi-colored bug, Campeche.
Multi-colored bug, Campeche.
Campeche sign.
Campeche sign.
Campeche, Mexico.
Campeche, Mexico.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, CampecheOur Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Campeche
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Campeche
Templo del Dulce Nombre de Jesus, Campeche.
Templo del Dulce Nombre de Jesus, Campeche.
El Jarrito, Campeche.
El Jarrito, Campeche.
Square, Campeche.
Square, Campeche.
Calle 59, Campeche.
Calle 59, Campeche.
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Red Door, Campeche.
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Door, Campeche.
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Morning Street View, Campeche.
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Morning Square View, Campeche.

 

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