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  • Campeche's main plaza, graced by a beautiful 300-year old limestone cathedral, is one of the prettiest plaza's I've seen in Mexico. width:633;;height:480
  • Lined on the south side by this stunning green column-ed building. width:634;;height:480
  • ...and on the north side by an equally gorgeous golden building. width:636;;height:480
  • Campeche's plaza looks just as beautiful at dawn, dusk and night. width:640;;height:450
  • When the cathedral glows in vibrant lighting. width:362;;height:480
  • The original city was completely surrounded by a thick stone wall in the 1660s for protection against pirate attacks. Today the wall has been restored, with some sections intentionally exposed for public viewing. width:606;;height:480
  • Visitors can assend the rampart walls at the Museo de Ciudad (City Museum), situated within the heavy walls at the far northwest corner of Old Campeche. width:640;;height:389
  • The sturdy walls protect a huge collection of gorgeous historic Spanish churches, bulidings, plazas and courtyards. width:620;;height:480
  • Many have been well preserved. width:365;;height:480
  • Some date from the early 1550s. width:363;;height:480
  • ..while others were built in later centuries, but still with fine detaiing. width:640;;height:417
  • Other plazas lined by handsome buildings are scattered around town. width:640;;height:387
  • Plaza bulidings often feature long columned, open-air hallways. width:640;;height:388
  • Campeche is filled with stone streets lined by pastel-colored historic buildings. Calle 59 is used daily as an open-air dining and drinking destination. width:634;;height:480
  • Wandering Campeche's streets you'll come across dozens of unique & elaborate windows, doors and entryways. width:307;;height:480
  • ...all set in restored historic colonial stone buildings. width:354;;height:480
  • Peeking inside churches and buiildings, you'll discover many beautiful inner courtyards. width:624;;height:480
  • This courtyard brightens up a famous historic home at address Number 6 on the main plaza,  the private home of one of Campeche's wealthiest families. width:640;;height:398
  • ...while this courtyard graces the interior of a golden church. width:614;;height:480
  • As dusk arrives to Campeche, lights spring up all over town, softly illuminating the gorgeous architecture and plazas. width:640;;height:383
  • Campeche's main cathedral begins glowing at twilight. width:363;;height:480
  • ...and streets lining the main plaza take on softer hues. width:363;;height:480
  • At night, traditional performances spring up at plazas and theaters around town. width:640;;height:453
  • Dance and theater troupes from all over Mexico visit Campeche to perform regional dances. width:552;;height:480
  • ...as well as music bands, showcasing traditional Mexican musical styles. width:635;;height:480
  • Often performing in stunning locations like the base of this 700-year-old cathedral. width:377;;height:480
  • All over the city, well-placed lighting illuminates Campeche's historic architecture. width:637;;height:480
  • ...placed at strategic angles and in differnt colors. width:636;;height:480
  • Campeche's pastel buildings glow softly in golden lights. width:637;;height:480
  • ...and Campeche's main plaza takes on a different atmosphere. width:634;;height:480
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