Where old Callao ends and La Punta begins is Chucuito, a little barrio on the rocky beaches to the side of Peru’s, main port. Originally settled by Italian immigrants as recently as the late 1800s, it soon merged seamlessly into its increasing urban surroundings.
Leading exports from Callao include minerals, refined metals, fish meal, and fish oil; chief imports include wheat, machinery, and lumber. Notable among the city’s many and varied industries are breweries, shipbuilding yards, and fish-meal factories. The constitutional province has few cultural or architectural attractions.
The Decentralized Culture Directorate of Callao officially began his duties in June 26, 1987 , when the Education Minister, Grover Pando Vildoso appointed by Ministerial Resolution recognized cultural manager at Leonidas Hermilio Vega Garrido as the first Regional Director of Culture of Callao , as honorary member, which depended on the National Institute of Culture . In 2010 , with the creation of the Ministry of Culture of Peru the Directorate became part of it.
La Punta is a district of the Constitutional Province of Callao in Peru, and one of the seven districts that make up the port city of Callao. It is located in a peninsula in the western part of the province and is almost entirely surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, except on its northeastern side, where it is bordered by downtown Callao.
Callao’s attractions come from its history, architecture, naval culture, rocky beaches, seafood and the upscale La Punta district. All the foreign tourists to Lima inevitably visit Miraflores, Larcomar, Barranco and the historic city center. But unfortunately left out among Lima’s most interesting sites is the La Punta district of Callao.
A number of popular tourist attractions reside around the Puerto del Callao. This is not only the city's main port, but the most significant port in the whole of Peru, serving the Lima area and being located just 14 km / 9 miles from the actual centre of Lima itself.
Museo Naval (Navy Museum) Address: Avenida Jorge Chávez 121, Callao, Peru, PE Tel: +51 01 429 4793 The maritime history of Callao and Lima is very much celebrated within the Museo Naval, on the Avenida Jorge Chávez. Visitors can expect to discover a wealth of paintings and uniforms relating to Peru's naval forces.
The Naval Museum of Peru is located in the city of Callao. It was inaugurated on November 14, 1958 and from 1972 called Captain of Ship Julio Elías Murguía, in honor to its first director. In their rooms are relics of Peruvian naval heroes (such as letters, and even a tibia by Miguel Grau).
Other important city landmarks include the National University of Callao, and also the pentagonal-shaped Fortaleza del Real Felipe. This impressive fortress stands on the Plaza Independencia, where it is also known as the Castillo de Real Felipe, the Fuerte Real Felipe and even the Castillo de la Independencia.
Plaza formada por dos áreas articuladas por el jirón Constitución. Resulta así un predominante eje longitudinal quebrado, que tiene en un extremo una indefinición volumétrica, mientras en el otro y colocado asimétricamente la iglesia matriz con singular pórtico de ingreso y torre única al eje. Algunas viviendas de gran frente y con balcones dan como resultado un conjunto muy agradable hacia el sureste.
Monumento a Grau (Miguel Grau Monument) Address: Plaza Grau, Lima, Peru, PE Tel: +51 01 315 1300 The life and contributions of Peru's famous admiral, Miguel Maria Grau Seminario (1834 to 1879) and celebrated here. This enormous and hard-to-miss landmark dominates the Plaza Grau and was inaugurated in 1946, by Peru's president of the time.
The Real Felipe Fortress, located in the province of Callao, is an impressive military building built during the eighteenth century to defend the Peruvian coast from pirates and privateers which threatened shipments carrying cargoes of gold and silver to Spain. This fort is the largest of its kind built by the Spaniards in their American colonies. Its name was given in honor of the death of the Spanish King Philip V.
The St. Joseph's Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de San José) also called Callao Cathedral or Callao's Main Church is a religious building in El Callao part of the constitutional province of Callao part of the South American country of Peru. It is a property of the Catholic Church. The building is neoclassical in style.