Monumental Callao is located in the district of Callao and has become in recent years a touristic place full of art, music and color, visited by many tourists and locals.
The port district of Callao was founded in 1537 by Spanish colonists and quickly became the principle port for Spanish commerce in the Pacific. However over the years Callao suffered progressive economic decline and became a very dangerous and run-down area. But now, projects like Callao Monumental are bringing this area back to life.
In Callao Monumental you can find many social events, amazing street art and good food. The Peruvian art scene is never disappointing and it is surprising how fast and dynamic it is evolving. This less-known part close to Lima is worth a visit!
One of the main attractions of Callao Monumental is “Casa Fugaz” which consists of six floors of independent restaurants, artesanal fabric boutiques, galleries and studio spaces for resident artists.
On the first floor you can visit the art galleries and boutiques and discover exhibitions of paintings, photography and installation art. On Saturdays you may come across resident artists at work, have a chat with them about their work, and also participate in workshops.
At the top floor of Casa Fugaz you can find a terrace with the most beautiful view of the surroundings including the harbour and the modern commercial port, the naval base and the historic Real Felipe fortress. This is definitely a perfect spot for taking photographs or taking a time to relax while you admire the view. On Saturdays, parties are organized here and they offer free admission most of the time, just check Monumental Callao’s Facebook page to find out about upcoming events.
If you want to Visit Callao Monumental you can go on your own or book our “Bohemian & Colorful Lima” Tour if you want us to show you around this part of town. Our tour begins in Callao and ends in Barranco, the bohemian district of Lima, where you will also have the chance to appreciate street art, music and enjoy delicious food.
HOW TO GET TO CALLAO MONUMENTAL
The easiest and safest way is to take a taxi via Taxibeat, Uber or any other app. Otherwise you can hop on a bus. You can check on Moovitapp which bus is running from your location. “La Punta” is the direction the bus or combi should head to (at least the last one if you have to change buses in between).
OPENING HOURS & ADDRESS:
Direction: Jr. Constitución 250, Callao.
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.
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