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San Juan de Ulua

Photo 365-Day 132 “San Juan de Ulua”

Located in Veracruz state in Mexico, San Juan de Ulua is a series of fortresses and prisons, and even has a palace. San Juan de Ulua served as one of the “gateways in the Americas” where African slaves were imported. The structure serves as a museum today. A highly recommended tourist site. I learned a […]

Snapshot — San Juan de Ulua in Mexico

A fort on a small island off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, San Juan de Ulua served as the gateway to the Americas for the Spanish Empire. It was also a primary entry point for African slaves to the west. Construction of the fort began in 1565. African slaves were brought to Mexico by the […]