FORTRESS REAL FELIPE
The Real Felipe Fort is an 18th century Vauban-style military building located in the bay of Callao. During the reigns, viceroys José Antonio Manso de Velasco and Manuel de Amat y Junyent, this military facility was designed to defend the port from the attacks of pirates and buccaneers.
It is one of the few structures of military architecture still existing in Peru, built by colonial Spanish colonizers during the colonial era.
The fortress name was chosen in honor of King Philip V of the House of Bourbon, who died in 1746 and was later renamed “Castillo de la Independencia” by Jose de San Martin in the period of the republican era. In 1925, the original name was reintroduced.
The fortress has the shape of an irregular pentagon with an area of about 70,000 m². At each of the five corners are towers on which were cannon systems.
For some time, the fortress has been a museum of the army of Peru, open to tourism.
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