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San Juan De Ulua Prison Tour 3 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Family friendly

Discover the Fortress of San Juan de Ulúa that has been a port, fortress, and prison, and has more than 500 years of history. Visit the building and learn about its fascinating legends with an expert guide.

Start the tour at 12:30 and set off for the fortress. When you arrive, begin the experience in a colorful tram ride, which will take you to San Juan de Ulúa. Upon arrival, a certified tour guide will be waiting for you to share the incredible facts of this fortress. From the first step you make in the fortress, you will feel as if you travel through time, as you begin to explore this incredible building which hides more than 500 years of history.

Find out how, at first, the place was a sacred temple where the natives venerated their gods prior to the Spanish conquest. Years later, the Spanish conquistadors built the fort and a pier, galleons that came from Europe, becoming a gateway to Mexico. Later, it became the most feared prison in Mexico, where the legends of Chucho "El Roto" and "Mulata de Cordoba" were created.

Before the tour ends, see the port of Veracruz from the San Juan de Ulúa fortress and take incredible photos, so that you can take great memories of this historic place home with you. Take the tram back at around 14:30. The tour ends at 15:00 in Aquarium Plaza.

What's included

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  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Tickets


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Available in


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults

Departure & Return

Start city: Veracruz , Veracruz, Mexico

Pick up times available: 12:00

Pick up location: Interior of Plaza del Acuario, Local 45-c. Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho, Ricardo Flores Magón, 91700 Veracruz, Ver.

Ends at: Interior of Plaza del Acuario, Local 45-c. Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho, Ricardo Flores Magón, 91700 Veracruz, Ver.

Nearest airport: Aeropuerto Internacional General Heriberto Jara

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $25 per person