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. Arrange to visit Fortaleza real felipe and other attractions in Callao using our Callao visit planner .
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Fortaleza real felipe Reviews
Esta fortaleza actualmente es un museo con visita guiada y es muy interesante para conocer un poco la historia de Perú more »This fortress is currently a museum with guided tour and is very interesting to know a little history of Peru
Visitamos la Fortaleza del Real Felipe un domingo , con mi familia , lo pasamos bonito , es interesante pero lo malo es que los grupos para el recorrido son muy grandes y ademas habia mucha gente , ll... more »We visited the fortress of Real Felipe Sunday, with my family, we passed it pretty, interestingly but the bad thing is that for travel groups are very large and also had many people, a moment in which we came across another group. It well.
La visita consiste en un recorrido guiado por la fortaleza, que está acondicionada para tal fin. Dispone de tres salas cerradas con objetos históricos y montajes que ilustran algunos episodios de la é... more »The visit consists of a guided tour through the fortress, which is suitable for this purpose. It has three rooms with historical objects and assemblies that illustrate some episodes of the era and open spaces where you can observe and touch cannons. At the top you can appreciate the port and walk a labyrinth with nooks and small rooms.
Although the guide was Spanish, I could understand a good amount of the tour. I know Spanish however, so my experience may be different from that of someone who doesn't. The guide was very informative and entertaining, learned a lot about the colonial history of Peru and the War of the Pacific.
What a great tour, and the history were amazing. Many opportunities for pictures and views. Close to the point with lots of cebiche restaurants. Many cannons and words, but be watchfully of the ghost pirates, they are real.
Interesting trip close to lima Airport (30 mins by taxi - great if you have a few hours to kill) interesting history of Peru - 15 sol per person, including mandatory guide (Spanish speaking only)
Great trip down history lane. Learned a lot about Peruvian history from colonial times until today. Busy on weekends. Take good closed shoes.
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.
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