Location

Independence square, Callao.


Description

Army relics for example: a cannon brought by Pizarro or cannon used in the independence war.

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Attractions

It is a Spanish army fortress that was built between 1747 and 1774. It was a defense bastion in El Callao harbor against pirates and corsairs attacks. It was the last Spanish stronghold during the independence of Peru. It was designed by Luis Godin according to the plans of Vaudan school that mastered the military art in the epoch. It has 70 thousand square meters and has pentagonal shape, 5 bulwarks, walls, cord, parapet, embankments and escapes. It had 188 bronze cannons and 124 iron cannons. Part of this fortress is now an army museum.


Schedule

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00 hrs.
Cost:
General S/. 18.00