A glimpse of a bygone age in Callao as eleven elegant tall ships sailed into the once Spanish colonial port. Visiting over the weekend as part of the bicentennial celebrations of Latin American independence, they set sail from Rio de Janeiro in February and are heading to Ecuador next.
The fleet consists of: Capitán Miranda from Uruguay
Sagres from Portugal
Cisne Branco from Brazil
Gloria from Colombia
Cuauhtémoc from México
Esmeralda from Chile
Guayas from Ecuador
Libertad y Bernardo Houssay from Argentina
Juan Sebastián Elcano from Spain
Simón Bolívar from Venezuela, and the Europa from Holand.
While in Lima they attracted a crowd of almost a quarter of a million people, but if you missed them, you’ll have to watch out for the TV documentary that details the trip.
Photos by: Juan Jorge Arellano
Peru isn’t taking part in the adventure as its Navy does not maintain a tall ship nor do its sailors learn how to sail traditional ships.