lunes, 4 de septiembre de 2017

Discovering Miraflores

Once we have known the Historic Center, another of the most characteristic and exclusives districts of Lima is Miraflores. It is the residential district par excellence, with a large number of bars, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.

We can also say that along with San Isidro, it is the safest district of the city. That is why it occupies the second place in the Human Development Index of the districts of Peru. But, which can we visit in the district of Miraflores?


We will start with the most visited shopping center of Miraflores. This place, located on the Malecón de la Reserva 610, at the end of the popular Avenida Larco has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. Ppened its doors in 1998 with a space of 45 thousand square meters.

Inside, we can find all kinds of entertainment: from the Teatro La Plaza, where theatrical performances are made throughout the year, UVK Cinemas, with nationals and internationals films, even Peruvian restaurants of great prestige such as Bonbonniere or Tanta.

Moreover, we can also find clothing stores, a gym and a bowling alley, as well as trendy nightclubs like Gótica or Aura (which we will see later in the evening). If you have not already made the purchase through the internet, you can also find in Larcomar a PERU RAIL stand to make the purchase of your Cusco-Machu Picchu trip during the hours: Mon-Sun 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Phone: (01) 518 4581414.

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Huaca Pucllana 

This huaca is one of the main tourist attractions of the city; located very close to the Óvalo Gutiérrez (Calle General Borgoño block 8), is an archaeological attraction belonging to the Lima culture and dated around 400 A.C.

Its excavations and conservation began in 1981 and they are currently continuing. Insider we can find a museum and a quite exclusive restaurant. SCHEDULE: Wednesday to Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission S / 12, reduced S / 6. Night service from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00 hours. General admission S / 15; reduced S / 7.50. Telephone (01) 617 7138. Web:

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Enrico Poli Bianchi Museum

Enrico Poli Bianchi Museum is located at Almirante Lord Cochrane 466 and can only be accessed through concerted visits. It has a collection of gold and silver textiles from the pre-Hispanic cultures and some paintings exhibited in National Geographic. SCHEDULE: Tues-Fri 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. S / 50. Telephone: (01) 422 2437.

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Ricardo's Palma House

In the House Museum Ricardo Palma lived until his death in 1919 this traditionalist Peruvian writer. Located on General Suárez 189 street, the admission includes a tour around the house and a brief review of his work. SCHEDULES: Mon-Fri 9.15 to 12.45 pm and 2.30 to 16.45 hours. Admission S / 6. Phone: (01) 445 5836 - (01) 617 7114.  Web:

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Museum Amano Fundation

This Foundation has a good number of archaeological pieces divided in two rooms. In The first one, are exhibited a large number of ceramics from Kotosh, Moche, Chimú, Cunispique and Nazca cultures.

Whereas in the second room predominates a textile collection, mostly from the Chancay culture. SCHEDULE: Mon-Fri 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free admission by appointment: (01) 441 2909.

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In addition to these points of interest, we can not forget the number of bars, restaurants and discos that we can find in this exclusive district of Lima. Subsequently, in another post we will know which places are recommended  in cases that we  have more time to spend discovering the city.

Francisco Benítez, Peru Travels Blog
September 2017

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