The Real Felipe Fortress was constructed to protect Lima City of Lima and the main Peruvian port from corsairs and pirates during the colonial period.
This fortress was instrumental in the 1866 sea battle between land batteries in the coast of Peru and a Spanish fleet dispatched to South America to "retrieve" its colonies.
The fortress presently houses the Peruvian Army Museum, displaying weapons, historic uniforms, and other military stuff. In 1746, the project proposal of Louis Godin , the French architect was chosen as the fortresses' design, the construction of which began on 21 January 1747 and the initial stone was established on the first of August on the same year.Places nearby:
The Magic Water Circuit in Lima: Light Up The Night 12 km / 7 mi
San Francisco Catacombs: Lima's Largest 13 km / 8 mi
Pucllana Temple Famous Ancient Ruins in Peru 13 km / 8 mi
Larcomar: Shop, Eat or Dance on the Cliffs 15 km / 9 mi
Plaza de Armas: The most important historical center in Peru 16 km / 10 mi