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“Port city of Lima. Go to the fish market!”
Review of Callao

Ranked #78 of 310 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: Lima's harbor
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is the port city of Lima. A business and shipping area with tons of history. Go with someone who can tour you around and make sure you go to the fish market. Fantastic

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The port is impressive. Not too far is the interesting fisherman's wharf where there are lots of sea life for sale. People repairing fishing nets, too. Nice beach. Lots of Pelicans.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This Area of Lima has become quite dangerous if you dont know where to go or get lost. What is beautiful about Callao is that still have those Colonial houses,wish make certain areas quite colorful and with its own caracter..But i wouldn´t go with out a good guide or a person from that area.Not need to put yourself in danger.

5  Thank Tamiko_Ai
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Callao is not a nice city, it is dirty, smelly, with traffic jams everywhere. Yes this is the way people are living in Lima and unless you visit a quarter like this you cannot really tell people you have been to Lima.

There is a lot of small shops and stands on the streets selling everything - from cheap fresh orange juices to tasty food like ceviche or chifa. From time to time you need to hide you camera or precious things in a back pack. From time to time people will look at you like you dont belong there or with a surprise that they are seeing a tourist. But you will see the way most of the people are living in the capital city of Peru.

Definitely visit the fortress, port of Callao and the streets in down town Callao with colonial houses.

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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The Minka-Market is the cleanest savest and best market from my pov there are not many tourist yet so the prices are low and everything is authentic. The area is quite dirty but after you entered by car or taxy u are in a clean and save are with fantastic fruits, vegteble, fish meat ... enough to see for about 5 Hours. Many restaurants are also in place.

1  Thank Lilienvalley
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