Sunset Over Port Cranes in Callao, Peru - Encircle Photos

6 Sunset Over Port Cranes in Callao, Peru

The Port of Callao was first used by Spaniards in the 16th century to load their ships with treasures stolen from the Inca Empire. It remained a Spanish stronghold until 1826. During the 1940s, it had the dubious distinction of being a terminal for cocaine shipments. Since then, it has become Peru’s largest port and handles about 20% of the country’s cargo using these massive container cranes. The 117 acre harbor includes the cruise ship terminal named Cruise Portao.

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Calle 2 Callao 07021, Peru

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