Fortaleza real felipe, Callao

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Completed in 1774 to protect Lima against pirates, Fortaleza real felipe gallantly continues to defend the main Peruvian port. The fortress played a key role in a major naval battle between the Spanish fleet fighting to take back its colonial possessions and Peruvian land batteries. Today, the fortress is home to the Peruvian Army Museum, where you can see uniforms, weapons, and other military paraphernalia. To visit Fortaleza real felipe on your holiday in Callao, and find out what else Callao has to offer, use our Callao tour planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    As tourist place is good, but the English of the guides is low level. If you need a guide in English not going to let free... that better pay for their entrance and go as companion and translate everything he says the Guide.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Important for its history but rather boring. It is located in a dangerous area so you have to be careful, I recommend knowing him with a tour or a group of people who know the area quite well.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The fortress and the view from it is quite nice. It is well-preserved and receives several tourists. The entrance fee is 10 soles for adults and 5 soles for children under 12 years. The Museum and travel is simple, not as interesting as other museums in Lima. If at the end it is worth passing.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Great trip down history lane. Learned a lot about Peruvian history from colonial times until today. Busy on weekends. Take good closed shoes.
  • April 20, 2017
    English guide was great! Solid piece of Peru history here. Impressive viarety to the tour. Don't be deterred by the armed guards in full gear at the front door on north side of fort , it is the main entrance. This is a live military base so don't go in and wander. I dont recommend walking around the exterior of the fort, people kept warning me that my bag would be stolen.
  • June 16, 2017
    Great place to learn quite a few things about Peruvian history. Tickets for the tour are less than 3 dollars p/p
  • August 5, 2017
    This is a one of the historic seesight of the Peru
  • December 27, 2016
    Here you can touch history. Not really well maintained neither really friendly hosts, but if you get a good guide you can learn a lot of Spaniards conquest of America and a little about pirates as well.

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