The Castillo San Juan de Ulúa has been a castle, a fortress, a prison and the site where parts of a major movie were filmed.
It is part of the City of Veracruz, Mexico and is the island where the first Spanish landed as they conquered Mexico.
As a fort it has protected the city from attacks by the British, the Dutch, the French and even the United States.
Fort San Juan de Ulúa was started in 1582 and completed in 1707. It is now a museum which can be reached by boat or a bridge from downtown Veracruz.
The name of the film is Romancing the Stone which starred Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito.
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