Miraflores is one of the most popular places for tourists in Lima. It’s one of the safest areas in the city, full of art galleries, bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and, of course, it’s home of one of the most beautiful boardwalks in America. Below you will find our recommendations of the best places to visit in Miraflores so you can live your trip to Lima, Peru to the fullest.
If you love history and want to learn more about Peru’s culture, Huaca Pucllana is an interesting archaeological site to visit. This 1500 year old pyramid is fascinating and it’s unusually located in the middle of an urban area. After your visit you can have lunch in its restaurant and order some typical Peruvian dishes.
Huaca Pucllana is located at Calle General Borgoño cuadra 8, Miraflores
If you are looking for souvenirs to take home, the indian market is your place-to-go. From alpaca sweaters to beautiful hand-woven backpacks and even small scale stuffed toy llamas, the market is definitely a place where you will find something for every taste and age.
The indian market is located at Av. Petit Thouars 5245, Miraflores
Peru has one of the most delicious and aromatic coffee in the world and you can’t leave without having a taste of it! Our recommendation is Terrua Cafe, a coffee shop in Miraflores, where you will be able to try specialty coffee and learn about the different varieties.
Terrua Cafe is located at Pasaje Tello 163 – Miraflores
Kennedy Park is one of the most popular places in Miraflores, where people go to relax, have a walk and meet with friends. Here you can watch the art vendors, listen to music and also buy some souvenirs at the flea market. Kennedy Park is also known as Lima’s “cat park” since it is the home of many stray cats. Nowadays most of them have been taken to a shelter but some of them remain. A goup of volunteers feed them every day and offer them for adoption in a booth located in the park.
Lima is definitely a place to try some great desserts! We recommend to try them at the dessert booths in Kennedy Park or to visit a local bakery such as “Tortas Lucas”. Here you will find cakes, rice puddings and even desserts made out of “lucuma”, Peru’s unique and traditional fruit of creamy texture.
Tortas Lucas is located at Juan de la Fuente 332, Miraflores
Something you cannot miss is in Lima is visiting a local market. You can’t find a big market in Miraflores but you will find one nearby in the Surquillo district, near the Kennedy Park area. In “Mercado Nº1” you will be able to try delicious fresh fruits and also Peruvian dishes for a lower price than a restaurant.
Mercado Nº1 is located at Paseo de la Republica Cdra 53 (Near the “Ricardo Palma” Metropolitano station)
The “malecon” is a boardwalk that extends along the coastline in Miraflores and Barranco. It is a great place to have a relaxing stroll with your friends or to have a picnic in the park while you look at the ocean. During the weekdays you will see people relaxing in the gardens, doing yoga or going for a run and during the weekends you will see families with their children. This is the perfect spot to take beautiful pictures, eat some ice cream and see the sunset.
This is a great option for those who like history and would like to learn about Peru’s armed conflict. Besides experiencing a breathtaking view of the ocean, a visit to this museum will help you understand what happened in Peru between 1980 and 2000 and how we beat terrorism and became the country you see nowadays. LUM also has its own theatre where you will be able to enjoy great performances and movies. Visit LUM’s website to learn know more about the cultural activities programmed for this month.
LUM is located at Bajada, Calle San Martin 151, Miraflores
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