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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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  • The tour is interesting, unfortunately I think I was in the last group and the Guide possibly already it was exhausted, not broadcast emotion telling, how fun getting lost in the maze. The next will more early...
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  • Visit the fortress of Real Felipe with my daughter, rate 10 Suns adults, children 5 soles, the entrance ticket entitles you to a guided tour of approx. 80 minutes, very trained. Half way a stop is made to buy souvenirs of the visit and eat something. Preferred
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  • A good place if you have time on your trip to the airport. You can see it in half an hour and does not usually have many tourists. Advisable
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  • 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.
  • Great place to learn quite a few things about Peruvian history. Tickets for the tour are less than 3 dollars p/p
  • This is a one of the historic seesight of the Peru
  • 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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