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“A visit to la punta, a must!”
Review of Callao

Ranked #78 of 310 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: Lima's harbor
Reviewed 23 August 2017

On our second day, our taxicab Arturo took us to La punta to sightsee and to eat mariscos. It was great to see El Real Felipe, the Escuela Naval and the beautiful old houses in this district.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This area is the port that serves Lima. We were advised both by staff on our cruise ship and our tour guides that we should not walk through the area due to high crime rates, drugs, undesirables, etc. So we played safe and observed from the safety of our tour bus. Plenty of police and other security evident on the streets. Never have I seen so many machine guns and small arms carried by security services.
That said, it was interesting to drive through the neighbourhood, see the houses, markets, shops and the other facilities that serve the public. Plenty of pointed bars, steel grills, walls topped by broken glass and razor wire. There is hope, the area is being renovated, new housing and commercial outlets and an art initiative is bringing life and culture back.
The port was founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1537 and became the most important port in the colonies.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Second time on a cruise stop in Lima, and cruise staff have been VERY negative about Callao, the port area for Lima) both times. Apparently it can be dangerous in some areas, but if you taxi in to the Fort of King Phillip or a waterfront area called La Puenta, where there are lovely small, elegant restaurants along the wayerfront. Out of the typical vanilla tourist routes and makes for a delightful afternoon...just be careful.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nicely refurbished, walking around La Punta in Callao is a must, plenty of excellent restaurants you can spend a whole day enjoying the view, the movement of fishing ships and the big one coming in and out from the port. Stop at don Miguel to enjoy a mango ceviche, unique in Lima and quiet an experiece for your taste.Safe to walk around during the day, locals will warn you if you are getting in the wrong direction.

Thank Mario M
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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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