Monday, March 31, 2014
Campeche - MEXICO - UNESCO #895
Two more cards from Mexico (both UNESCO) were waiting for me on my mailbox today - this one shows three different views of the historic town of Campeche, one of those places in South America where you feel like yiou were in a Europpean city (easy to explain, since it was founded by the Spanish 500 years ago). Thank you Irene, my collection reaches the nice number of 330 sites, only 651 to finish. This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
The Historic Fortified Town of Campeche, located in the State of Campeche, was founded in the 16th century on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, in the Maya region of Ah-Kim-Pech by Spanish conquerors. It was the most important seaport at the time and played a major role for the conquest and evangelization of the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala and Chiapas. Its commercial and military importance made it the second biggest town in the Gulf of Mexico, after Mérida.