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On the coastline of Peru, fringed by the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, lies one of South America’s best-kept treasures. The vibrant city of Lima reveals itself to the world through the colors of its colonial facades, the flavors of its exquisite gastronomy, but most of all, through the hospitality and warmth of its people.

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Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

There is no better way to start your visit to Lima than where it all began. The Plaza de Armas or Plaza Mayor is the birthplace of Peru's capital and still the city's main hub. Around the square, you'll find many of Lima's historic landmarks such as a 17th century Cathedral, the Government Palace (the official residence of Peru's president), the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Palace, the Palace of the Union, and the Casa del Oidor – it's a great place to admire many of the colonial architectural gems Lima boasts. Embellishing the center of the plaza is a beautiful 1650 bronze fountain, set on what once was the grounds of the city's gallows. At noon, walk to the Presidential Palace to watch the traditional changing of the guards and just a few minutes from there is the historic Gran Hotel Bolivar, where many Hollywood stars, singers, politicians and famous authors have stayed. The list includes: former American President Nixon, Ernest Hemingway and Mick Jagger, among others.
Adresse: Plaza de Armas, Cercado de Lima

Lima's Churches

The amount of churches in Lima can be overwhelming to a first-time visitor. Wherever you look, you'll find great religious buildings rich in both architectural detail and history, especially when walking around the city center. We have selected 5 of those well worth visiting: 1. Catedral de Lima. In the city's main square, the cathedral is not only Peru's most important catholic church but also the first one ever built, dating back to the foundation of Lima in 1535. Inside the cathedral lie the bones of the city's conquistador, Francisco Pizarro. 2. Basílica y Convento de San Francisco (pictured). A curious fact about this church is that it was built on top of catacombs which served as a cemetery during colonial times. A visit to its basement will surprise you with bones and skulls of around 25 thousand people. 3. Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima. Erected in the exact place where Santa Rosa was born. Here, you can explore the grounds where the city's patron lived and treated the poor. 4. Basílica y Convento de San Pedro. Many consider it to be the most beautiful church in Lima. Check out its magnificent interior and see for yourself. 5. Parroquia Santa María Reina. Its unusual oval shape is the big draw here. Bonus: Basilica y Convento de Nuestra Señora de la Merced: even if you decide not enter this one, just take your time admiring the stone carvings on its beautiful facade.

Larco Museum

Showcasing over 45,000 artifacts that span over 5,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history, this museum is a true cultural experience not to be missed while in Lima. Its location is as historic as the treasures on display inside. It was built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid and is housed in a 18th century vice-royal mansion. Ceramics, textiles, gold and jewels are presented throughout its rooms, but the most unique room here is, by far, the Erotic Gallery, where ceramic pieces depicting sexuality, fertility and maternity are shown. Pay a visit to its beautiful garden and to the restaurant overlooking the pyramid for a taste of Peruvian cuisine.
Adresse: Avenida Simón Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre
Telefon: +51 1 461 13 12
Åpningstider: Daily: 9h - 22h

Circuito Mágico Del Agua

At night, the Parque de la Reserva comes alive with a magical show of water, music and light put on by thirteen cybernetic fountains. The shows take place from Tuesday to Sunday at 19h15, 20h15, and 21h30. There is a small entry fee and it is advised to bring a plastic bag along so you can keep your belongings dry. A must-see attraction especially if you're traveling with kids.
Adresse: Jirón Madre de Dios, Parque de la Reserva, Lima
Telefon: +51 1 424 08 27
Åpningstider: Tue - Sun: 15h - 22h30

Huaca Pucllana

In the heart of Miraflores lie the remains of a pre-Inca pyramid, built around 500 AD and said to have served as a ceremonial and administrative center for a coastal indigenous civilization. Visits to the complex are also possible at night, when the setting gets even more dramatic. Don't miss the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, which offers you a front row seat to the ruins (mentioned in the Dining section of this guide).
Adresse: Calle General Borgoño 8, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 617 71 48
Åpningstider: Mon: 9h - 17h, Wed - Sun: 9h - 17h, 19h - 22h

Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs)

A rich young woman falls in love with a street sweeper. Forbidden by her father to be with the love of her life, she spends her days sighing from her window hoping to see him again. That's just one of the legends surrounding the origins of this small pedestrian bridge's name. Today, legend has it that if you can hold your breath while walking the length of the entire bridge, which is 144-feet (44 meters) long, your wish will come true. This one is a truly breathtaking attraction in the artsy district of Barranco. Whether you decide to try your luck or not, a visit to the area will never be wasted, as it is home to many nice eateries and pubs. And if you keep walking past the bridge, you'll ultimately end up at the Barranco Beach.
Adresse: Jirón Batallón, Ayacucho 271, Barranco

Casa de Aliaga

Across from the Government Palace sits one of the city's historic jewels. Casa de Aliaga is not only the oldest colonial mansion in Lima, but also the oldest house in America, which was owned by Jerónimo de Aliaga since 1535, and still serves as a home for his descendants eighteen generations later. Richly decorated salons, vintage furnishings and some artifacts, including the sword used by Jerónimo de Aliaga when he conquered Peru are showcased here. Make sure to book a guided tour: Lima Tours
Adresse: Avenida Nicolás de Piérola 589, Piso 18-20, Cercado de Lima
Telefon: +51 1 619 69 00


Book a tour and visit the grounds of the oldest city in the Americas. Located 200 kilometers north of Lima, The Sacred City of Caral offers you a chance to explore the remnants of the Norte Chico civilization, which dates back to more than 5,000 years. Even though it is a long drive from Lima, it is well worth the trip. One of the companies that offers both group and individual tours departing from Lima is: Haku Tours
Adresse: Oficina 711, Calle Porta 170, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 444 20 77
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri: 8h30 - 18h30, Sat: 9h30 - 15h30, Sun: 8h30 - 15h30

Parque del Amor (Park of Love)

If you're looking for a nice spot to watch the sunset, come for a stroll along this small and charming park overlooking the coast. Flowers and colorful benches bedeck the area while a big sculpture of a couple kissing helps set the romantic mood.
Adresse: Malecón Cisneros, Miraflores
Åpningstider: 24/7

Parque Kennedy

Named after the former U.S. President, this park in the heart of Miraflores is a nice quick stop while in the area. Mostly known for being home to countless stray cats, this small park also serves as a stage for many street performers, food vendors and a daily flea market.
Adresse: Diagonal 176, Miraflores
Åpningstider: 24/7

Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI

Soak up 3,000 years of Peruvian history with an impressive collection of paintings, textiles, ceramics and furniture that spans the period from pre-Columbian to Republican times. Nearby, you'll find the Museum of Italian Art, and if you're into modern and contemporary art, head south to Barranco and pay a visit to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima (MAC), the only one of its kind in the city.
Adresse: Parque de la Exposición, Paseo Colon 125, Cercado de Lima
Telefon: +51 1 204 00 00
Åpningstider: Tue - Fri: 10h - 19h, Sat: 10h - 17h, Sun: 10h - 19h

Museo Mario Testino

Founded by Peruvian-born fashion photographer Mario Testino, this museum displays a permanent collection of his work, including a room dedicated to Princess Diana alongside temporary exhibitions of Peruvian and international contemporary art.
Adresse: Avenida Pedro de Osma 409, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 200 54 00
Åpningstider: Tue - Sun: 10h - 18h30


Go on a soaring adventure and enjoy a spectacular bird's eye view over Lima with this unique paragliding experience. The flight lasts between 10-15 minutes and once you land, you'll receive an SD card with the video bound to ignite envy in those you later show it off to.
Adresse: Explanada Costa Verde Magdalena, Circuito de playas, Lima
Telefon: +51 947 392 102
Åpningstider: Daily: 11h - 17h

Barrio Chino

Home to a large Chinese population, it would be only appropriate for Lima to have its own version of a Chinatown. This is the place where visitors come to try the authentic Chifa, the Chinese-Peruvian fusion cuisine. However, keep in mind that this is not much like your typical Chinatown: it is smaller, very chaotic and somewhat rough around the edges. But if you feel like venturing into the hustle and bustle of this neighborhood, you'll be rewarded with traditional dim sum, Peking duck and many other Asian delights.
Adresse: Blocks 7 and 8 of Jirón Ucayali, Cercado de Lima

National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru

Peru's oldest and largest museum houses nearly 300,000 artifacts covering the country's pre-Hispanic and colonial past until the early Republican days. Guided tours can be booked in Spanish, English and Italian. If you're into history and culture, this place will provide you with an impressive learning experience.
Adresse: Plaza Bolivar, Pueblo Libre
Telefon: +51 1 321 56 30
Åpningstider: Daily: 8h45 - 17h


Transport yourself back in time by the ruins of what once served as the most important religious center for indigenous people on the Peruvian coast. Situated 40 km southeast of Lima, the archaeological site of Pachacamac is a good day trip from the city where you get to explore the remains of pyramidal temples as well as other impressive ancient constructions. Below are a few companies offering tours from Lima to Pachacamac: Viator GetYourGuide On The Go Tours

Astrid y Gastón

Inside a historic elegant hacienda, diners feast in real style at this fine-dining restaurant. Sourcing the best possible local ingredients, Astrid y Gastón offers modern and creative dishes based on traditional Peruvian flavors. A wine list featuring over 250 options and top-notch service complete your experience. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Adresse: Avendia Paz Soldán 290, San Isidro
Telefon: +51 1 442 27 77
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 13h - 15h, 19h - 23h, Sun: 12h30 - 15h30

Mercado 28

At this food market located inside the Balboa Strip Mall you'll be able to savor flavors coming from all around the world. You can have local tapas at Aima and Peruvian dishes are served at La Patarashkita, but you can also try out Italian gelato at Blu and Massamabile, as well as French treats at La Verité Patisserie.
Adresse: 755 Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Road, Miraflores, Lima
Telefon: +51 981 370 730
Åpningstider: Sun–Mon 11am–11pm, Tue–Wed 11am–Midnight, Thu–Sat 11am–1am

Costazul Seafood

Celebrate the flavors of Lima's coast at this family-owned Miraflores restaurant. The owner Carlos and his team are extremely passionate about what they do and it truly shows in every bite. Costazul offers you a chance to have an amazing seafood experience, without leaving a big hole in your wallet. Not sure what to choose? Try one of the chef's recommendations such as their signature ceviche, the parihuela soup or the mushame de pulpo.
Adresse: Calle Berlin 899, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 241 79 34
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 12h30 - 20h30

Central Restaurante

If you can manage to get a table at this world-class restaurant, you are in for a treat. Chef Virgilio Martínez – featured on Netflix's Chef's Table – is at the helm of this innovative Peruvian restaurant, where each dish takes you on a culinary expedition over the country's diverse ecosystem. The courses are identified according to the altitude of origin the ingredients were gathered at, and a see-through kitchen window lets you peak at the chefs in action. As one can expect from a restaurant that has been consistently voted as one of the best in the world, a dinner at Central comes at an eye-watering price, but it is worth every penny. The high-quality service and elegant ambiance are other pluses that will make your dining experience even more memorable.
Adresse: Avenida Pedro de Osma 301, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 242 85 15
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 12h45 - 13h30, 19h45 - 20h30

La Mar

Indulge your taste buds in Peru's national dish at this buzzing ceviche mecca located in Miraflores. Fresh seafood on the menu neighbors on beloved Peruvian-Asian fusion flavors, which are completed by an amazing selection of cocktails, including the famous pisco sour. La Mar is usually packed to the brim, and since they don't accept reservations, try to get here early.
Adresse: Avenida Mariscal La Mar 770, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 421 33 65
Åpningstider: Mon - Thu: 12h - 17h, Fri - Sun: 12h - 17h30


Experience the Nikkei cuisine at its finest at this acclaimed restaurant signed by Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura. Fusing Japanese with Peruvian ingredients, each course at Maido is a true feast for the eyes and mouth – a parade of flavors matched only by the superb atmosphere and service. As it is always listed as one of the world's best restaurants, expect a long waiting list when making your reservation.
Adresse: Calle San Martin 399, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 313 51 00
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 12h30 - 16h, 19h - 22h45, Sun: 12h30 - 17h


World-renowned chef Rafael Osterling is the creative mind behind the menu of this high-end Miraflores restaurant, which takes his name and offers an eclectic mix of Italian and Peruvian dishes as well as Asian fare. Make sure to add Rafael on your list when traveling to Lima for an impeccable dining experience. Reservations are highly recommended.
Adresse: Calle San Martin 300, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 242 41 49
Åpningstider: Mon - Wed: 13h - 15h, 20h - 23h, Thu - Fri: 13h - 15h, 20h - 24h, Sat: 20h - 24h

JOSELO by Rigoletto

When it comes to Italian cuisine, Rigoletto never disappoints. Except for pizza, you'll find all your Italian classics along with traditional Peruvian staples at this cozy Miraflores restaurant. The interior is tastefully decorated and the service is up to par with the top-notch food served here.
Adresse: Calle Colón 161, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 981 483 975
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 12h - 23h

Punto Azul

Fresh seafood dishes are always under the spotlight at Punto Azul, but their ceviche is, hands down, what keeps locals and tourists coming back for more. Since reservations are not possible and this is a very popular restaurant, be prepared to wait.
Adresse: Calle San Martin 595, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 445 80 78
Åpningstider: Daily: 11h - 22h


Offering diners spectacular waterfront vistas and beautifully crafted dishes that combine Peruvian flavors with a Mediterranean touch, Cala is a true feast for the senses. The menu features a selection of seafood fare, including the classic ceviche, as well as risottos and pasta. Head downstairs to their modern lounge bar to end your special night while you listen to the sound of the waves crashing and feel the sea breeze. Reservations are highly recommended.
Adresse: Circuito de Playas, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 477 20 20
Åpningstider: Sun - Wed: 12h - 0h, Thu - Sat: 12h - 2h30

La Linterna

Serving up consistently good pasta and thin crust pizza, La Linterna – in the heart of San Isidro – is customer satisfaction guaranteed to those in the mood for Italian fare.
Adresse: Calle Los Libertadores 311, San Isidro
Telefon: +51 1 440 36 36
Åpningstider: Mon - Thu: 12h30 - 15h30, 18h30 - 23h, Fri - Sat: 12h30 - 15h30, 18h30 - 0h, Sun: 12h30 - 16h, 18h30 - 22h30

El Charrúa

At El Charrúa meat is taken seriously and only the most select cuts are served here. A welcoming atmosphere, a great wine list and an equally top-notch service complete your dining experience. A bit on the pricey side, but if you're craving quality meat, it's well worth the splurge.
Adresse: Avenida Javier Prado Este 5898, La Molina
Telefon: +51 1 434 55 03
Åpningstider: Tue - Thu: 12h - 22h, Fri - Mon: 12h - 23h

Restaurant Huaca Pucllana

Named after the archaeological ruins which it overlooks, Huaca Pucllana wows its clientele not only with its beautiful backdrop but also with its take on traditional Peruvian cuisine. Get a seat on the terrace and satisfy your taste buds while you appreciate the view, which becomes even more romantic at night. Complete your experience by booking a guided tour of the ancient ruins. Reservations are essential!
Adresse: General Borgoño cdra. 8, Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 445 40 42
Åpningstider: Daily: 12h - 16h, 19h - 0h


This is the place for authentic Chifa fare, where Chinese flavors play with Peruvian ingredients creating this unique and delicious fusion cuisine. Don't worry if the menu options leave you overwhelmed, you can't go wrong with anything here. Having said that, don't leave without trying their mouth-watering roasted duck. Reservations are a must.
Adresse: Avenida Javier Prado Este 1212, San Isidro
Telefon: +51 1 224 81 89
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat: 13h - 15h, 19h - 22h, Sun: 13h - 15h30, 19h - 21h

El Tio Mario

One of the most traditional foods in Peru is called anticuchos, skewers of grilled meat – usually beef heart – marinated in vinegar and spices. El Tio Mario in Barranco is known for serving probably the best ones in town. Step inside this anticuchos temple overlooking the Bridge of Sighs and treat yourself to a portion of these tender and flavorful delights. Just remember to save some room for a couple of crispy picarones, the Peruvian version of a doughnut made with squash and sweet potato and covered in spiced syrup.
Adresse: Jirón Zepita 214, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 477 03 01
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 17h - 2h


Sometimes all you're after is a good American style burger and Papacho's delivers it like no other place. Plus, they give a Peruvian touch to your patty just to remind you of where you are. On the menu you'll also find a great selection of salads, tacos, Sundaes with homemade ice cream and for the herbivores out there, they grill up some pretty tasty veggie burgers as well. Great service and a fun atmosphere complement your Papacho's experience.
Adresse: Avenida la Paz 1045, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 253 64 60
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 12h - 0h, Sun: 12h - 22h

La Bodega Verde

Take a break from all the sightseeing and come enjoy a peaceful time at this cozy cafe where nature embraces you and good food fuels you up for more adventures. Açaí bowls, smoothies, salads, and healthy sandwiches served on artisan bread make up their menu, along with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Get a free cappuccino if you can master an origami heart and don't leave without trying their popular lucuma milkshake.
Adresse: Jiron Mariscal Jose Antonio de Sucre 335A, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 247 88 04
Åpningstider: Mon - Thu: 8h - 20h, Fri - Sun: 8h - 22h

El Pan De La Chola

The art of bread making is taken to another level at this hip bakery and coffeehouse in the Miraflores district. Delicious pastries, organic coffee, tea, craft beer, wine and refreshing juices are served here, but the star of the house is definitely their artisan sourdough bread, which is made without yeast. Drop by for a bite of their rich sandwiches and a cup of coffee and see for yourself why El Pan De La Chola has become a Lima institution.
Adresse: Avenida Mariscal La Mar 918, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 221 21 38
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 8h - 22h, Sun: 9h - 19h

Panadería Carmelitas

Serving the Miraflores community for over 35 years, Carmelitas will spoil you for choice. From their French bread, known as the best in Lima, to their empanadas and juices, every item on the menu not only looks but tastes delicious. Try the local's favorite, the chicharrón, which consists of fried pork with onions, sweet potato, and homemade chilly sauce served on a crusty artisan bread. Make sure to bring cash as they do not accept cards.
Adresse: Avenida 28 de Julio 1328, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 444 71 05
Åpningstider: Daily: 6h30 - 21h30

Buenavista Café

Nestled on the cliffs overlooking the sea, Buenavista Café is the perfect spot to take a break from Lima's bustling streets, sit back with a steaming cup of coffee and a snack while you watch the surfers. In case it gets chilly, they provide blankets and heat lamps so you can warm yourself up and enjoy the view a little longer.
Adresse: Malecón de la Marina 316, Miraflores
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat: 10h30 - 23h, Sun: 9h50 - 22h


The aroma of freshly roasted beans welcomes visitors to this small and homey cafe a few blocks from Kennedy Park. An urban gem in the local coffee scene, Arabica is known for its passion for coffee accompanied by friendly service. A nice place to stop by before or after a day exploring Miraflores. Be sure to try the highly recommended carrot cake.
Adresse: Calle Gral Recavarren 269, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 447 09 04
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri: 8h - 23h, Sat: 9h30 - 23h, Sun: 15h - 21h

Crem dela Crem

Nothing beats a good creamy gelato on a warm day, right? Even better if they are made fresh daily using only natural ingredients. That's the recipe for success behind Crem dela Crem, a popular ice cream parlor at Plaza de Armas in Barranco. Whichever flavor you ultimately choose, rest assured you can’t go wrong here. Cakes, milkshakes, and coffee are also on the menu.
Adresse: Parque Municipal 109, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 396 21 24
Åpningstider: Mon - Thu: 12h - 22h, Fri - Sat: 12h - 23h, Sun: 12h - 21h

Miss Cupcakes

Small bake shop offering a great selection of rich and colorful cupcakes. A true paradise for those with a sweet tooth. Pop in for some hot chocolate and a red velvet cupcake, both a big hit among visitors.
Adresse: Avenida 28 de Julio 810, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 241 75 45
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 8h30 - 21h30, Sun: 10h - 18h

Puku Puku

Puku Puku's coffee strives to be just like the morning bird it's named after – a pleasant matinal melody helping you begin your day. Stop by Puku Puku for your caffeine fix before hitting the streets of Lima. Regional coffee beans acquired from Peruvian micro-producers is what you can expect here, aside from the cute decor and laid-back atmosphere.
Adresse: Narciso de la Colina 297, Lima
Telefon: +51 1 242 91 46
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat :7h - 21h

Raw Café

Specialized in vegan fare, Raw Café strives to improve your nutritional health without compromising on taste in all of its dishes. Pop into one of their four locations and treat yourself to sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, as well as many other vegan and raw options and wash it all down with a large selection of green smoothies and detox drinks.
Adresse: Calle Independencia 596, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 446 94 56
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 9h - 21h, Sun: 10h - 18h


Housed in a beautifully decorated historic house, Ayahuasca is your quintessential cocktail bar. Comfortable sofas, dimmed lights, high-quality food and an extensive list of pisco-based drinks are all part of the experience here. The Ayahuasca sour is a local favorite!
Adresse: Avenida San Martin 130, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 247 67 51
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 20h - 3h

Dada Bar

Turn-of-the-century mansion turned into a funky restobar where multiple rooms, each decorated with a different theme invite you to a fun and unforgettable night. Added to this are an outdoor patio, a vibrant terrace and a healthy dose of live music topped off with their beloved brick oven pizza.
Adresse: Avenida San Martin 154, Barranco
Åpningstider: Mon: 19h - 1h30, Tue: 19h - 3h, Wed - Sat: 18h - 3h

La Noche de Barranco

Conceived as a bar and a cultural center, this old restored mansion in Barranco is probably one of the best venues to catch a live show in Lima. Local bands take the stage while the bar offers an array of drinks and the kitchen caters an assortment of appetizers. Mondays are reserved for jazz, free of charge. Visit their website for a complete list of upcoming events.
Adresse: Boulevard Sanchez Carrion 199, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 247 10 12
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 19h30 - 3h

Huaringas Bar

When it comes to pisco-based drinks, Huaringas gives most Peruvian bars a run for their money. Located on top of the Brujas de Cachiche restaurant in Miraflores, this modern bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a few cocktails after a day exploring the city – especially when you combine them with flavorful appetizers and a charming atmosphere. Insider tip: try the passion fruit pisco.
Adresse: Bolognesi 460, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 243 81 51
Åpningstider: Mon: 19h - 24h, Tue - Thu: 19h - 1h, Fri - Sat: 19h - 2h30

Open Tapas Bar

On a typical evening here, you'll find a young-at-heart party crowd sipping cocktails while tapping their feet to the greatest hits from the 80s and 90s. Drinks are a bit on the pricey side, but the exquisite atmosphere matched by tasty tapas make it all worth it.
Adresse: Francisco de Paula Camino 280, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 989 168 074
Åpningstider: Tue - Thu: 20h - 1h, Fri - Sat: 20h - 2h

Barra 55

Primarily known for its extensive selection of gin, Barra 55 is the perfect spot to either start or end a night out. In addition to various well crafted cocktails, they also offer a mouth-watering tapas menu and relaxing jazz playing in the background.
Adresse: 28 De Julio 206, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 986 634 193
Åpningstider: Tue - Thu: 18h - 1h, Fri - Sat: 18h - 2h30


A youthful and boisterous vibe is what you can expect from BarBarian, where beer bottles from all over the world adorn the wall and over 20 rotating taps of craft beers flow freely into late hours. The real treat here is being able to choose from its unique variety of in-house brews infused with traditional Peruvian flavors, plus your favorite bar foods to satisfy your munchies.
Adresse: Calle Manuel Bonilla 108, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 997 338 448
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu: 12h - 1h, Fri - Sat: 12h - 3h

Orient Express

Hop on board the Orient Express heading towards a fun and unique Peruvian night. Decorated as an old European train carriage, this quirky little bar is the perfect spot to enjoy exclusive and classic cocktails, including the famous pisco sour, along with some snacks and good music in an intimate atmosphere with the flair of a bygone era. Make sure to call ahead for reservations.
Adresse: Interior E4 Pasaje El Suche, Calle Alcanfores 463, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 931 966 797
Åpningstider: Tue - Thu: 19h - 23h, Fri - Sat: 19h - 3h

Peña Don Porfirio

For an authentic criollo and Afro-Peruvian experience, be sure to book a table at Peña Don Porfirio. Performances by local dancers accompanied by live music continue to attract both locals and tourists every Friday night. The food menu is also worth exploring although the highlight of your night will definitely be the lively fiesta taking control of your hips.
Adresse: Manuel Segura 115, Barranco
Telefon: +51 941 374 654
Åpningstider: Fri: 21h - 3h

El Dragón

Local bands and DJs will keep you moving your feet and your body too at this popular nightclub in Barranco. Music styles change daily and it ranges from electronic to reggae, to rock, and even jazz.
Adresse: Nicolas de Pierola 168, Barranco
Åpningstider: Wed - Sat 21h - 5h

Mercado Indio's

When looking for Peruvian souvenirs head to the lively Mercado Indio in the heart of Miraflores. Here, you'll find a wide mix of small stores packed with just about anything you could ever wish for. Alpaca knits, colorful ponchos, handmade bags, jewelry, ceramics, musical instruments and many other knick-knacks to remind you of your trip to Peru. Just remember to take your time and browse before shopping and make the most of your haggling skills.
Adresse: Avenida Petit Thouars 5245, Miraflores
Åpningstider: Daily: 9h30 - 20h


Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, Larcomar is Peru's hot spot when it comes to shopping and dining. Walk around and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze while your wallet gets tempted by the great selection of top brands. Be sure to take in the scenic view at one of the many great eateries and bars. A theater, arcade games and an art gallery provide entertainment for the entire family.
Adresse: Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 625 43 43
Åpningstider: Daily: 11h - 22h

Alpaca Knitwear

While in Peru you'll find a handful of stores and vendors devoted to selling one of the country's best treasures, the alpaca fleece. However, its quality and authenticity may vary dramatically depending on where you shop, so don't be fooled by knock-offs and be willing to spend a few extra soles when acquiring genuine garments. Here are a few stores specialized in selling high-quality wool clothing items: Sol Alpaca Centro Comercial Larcomar Sun - Thu: 10h - 22h, Fri - Sat: 10h - 23h +51 1 651 74 51 All Alpaca Avenida Jose Larco 1005, Miraflores Mon - Sat: 10h30 - 20h, Sun: 11h - 19h +51 1 242 80 51 Kuna Avenida Jose Larco 671, Miraflores Daily: 10h30 - 20h +51 1 447 16 23


When in the Barranco area make sure to stop by this lovely art gallery/gift shop to check out their colorful and original collection of home decor, clothing, jewelry as well as traditional and contemporary art all made by local designers. Even if you don't plan on buying anything, it's a great place to browse leisurely. Plus, they have a charming courtyard cafe and on Wednesdays, pizza and live music spice up the night.
Adresse: Jirón Sáenz Peña 295, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 477 51 31
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 10h - 20h, Sun: 11h - 19h

La Feria

Local vendors and independent artists came together and created La Feria, a weekend outdoor market in the Barranco district that offers an eclectic array of clothing items, arts and crafts, together with great food and good music in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere.
Adresse: Jirón Unión 108, Barranco
Telefon: +51 965 165 689
Åpningstider: Fri: 12h - 22h, Sat - Sun: 11h - 22h

Mercado Surquillo No.1

Catch a glimpse of Lima's daily life at this bustling local market where at every turn, stalls of the freshest fruits, vegetables and seafood are presented. A genuine sea of colors, smells and sounds. Stop by for a taste of authentic and fresh Peruvian food at great prices and familiarize yourself with the local produce. Guided tours of the market are also available.
Adresse: Avenida Paseo de la República & Narciso de la Colina, Surquillo
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 7h - 17h, Sun: 7h - 16h

Jockey Plaza

Give your credit card a good workout at this huge upscale mall featuring domestic and international shops, including famous designer brands together with eateries and movie theaters.
Adresse: Avenida Javier Prado Este 4200, Santiago de Surco
Telefon: +51 1 716 20 00
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 7h30 - 22h, Sun: 8h - 22h

Las Traperas

What started out as friends exchanging clothes has grown into an environmentally conscious second hand shop that aspires to promote responsible consumption. Las Traperas operates under 3 Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle and at their cute little shop in the bohemian district of Barranco, you'll find a variety of women's clothing and accessories. Bring your own pieces and exchange them for up to half of the price.
Adresse: Jirón Colina 108, Barranco
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 11h - 20h, Sun: 11h - 18h

La Regalería

La Regalería, which translates to "The Gift Shop," is a quirky little place offering a rich supply of creative and interesting gift ideas ranging from household goods and office decor to skincare products and toys.
Adresse: Jirón Colina 110, Barranco
Åpningstider: Daily: 10h - 20h

Librería El Virrey

Independent bookstore offering an impressive array of Peruvian titles as well as a decent selection of books in English, travel guides, and children's books. A local treasure in the Miraflores district with a Starbucks next door and a resident cat to keep you company while you browse for a good read.
Adresse: Bolognesi 510, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 713 05 05
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 9h30 - 20h30, Sun: 11h - 19h

Real Plaza Salaverry

In the heart of San Isidro, Real Plaza is retail therapy done right. One of the most complete malls in Lima offers a variety of shops that will satisfy all your shopping desires. Plus, a gorgeous terrace with plenty of restaurants.
Adresse: Avenida Gral. Salaverry 2370, Jesús María
Telefon: +51 1 611 82 00
Åpningstider: Daily: 10h - 22h

Artesanías Las Pallas

Private home offering rooms filled with one-of-a-kind Peruvian artworks carefully curated by a friendly and knowledgeable British expat. Las Pallas is not your typical mass produced souvenir shop, only original artisan handicrafts are found here. A true hidden gem in the Barranco district.
Adresse: Cajamarca 212, Barranco
Telefon: +51 1 477 46 29
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 10h - 19h


Vinilos is the place that music fans and collectors flock to when hunting for both vintage and contemporary records. Wooden crates categorized into different music genres showcase their impressive selection of vinyls, all kept in good condition and sold at great prices.
Adresse: Avenida 28 de Julio 462, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 329 11 77
Åpningstider: Mon: 10h - 17h, Wed - Sat: 11h - 21h

El Cacaotal

For the largest selection of Peruvian chocolates, pay a visit to El Cacaotal, the place where chocolate lovers have no trouble satisfying their sweet tooth cravings. More than just a chocolate wonderland, this shop aims to provide a true immersion into the world of this sweet delight. Here, you learn not only about the roots of each chocolate bar and the manufacturing process but also about the artisans behind them. Great place to stock up on treats for the friends back home.
Adresse: Jirón Colina 128, Barranco
Åpningstider: Mon - Thu: 11h - 20h, Fri: 11h - 19h, Sat: 11h - 20h, Sun: 11h - 18h

Mercado de Brujas

Tucked away in the Gamarra Market – and actually unknown to some locals – is a peculiar area guaranteed to give you a bizarre, yet curious shopping experience. The Mercado de Brujas or Witches' Market specializes in traditional folk remedies as well as ritual items. It doesn't matter what kind of illness may be afflicting you, you're most likely to find an indigenous medicine to cure it. And as for the ingredients, expect something out of a Disney's witch potion. Frog juice, snake fat, monkey skulls, and dried llama fetus are just some of the main products here.
Adresse: Below the Gamarra Station

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Lima is from December to April. Remember that the city lies in the Southern Hemisphere, thus its summer runs from December to March and its winter from June to September. Overall, the weather in Lima is mild and warm, with plenty of fog, humidity and practically no rain. That's right, Lima is known for being the second driest capital in the world. Summer offers you sunny days and clear skies, consequently it also brings many tourists, increasing accommodation and flight rates, so be prepared. For the rest of the year, expect a misty fog covering the skies and cool temperatures. Some interesting events throughout the year: January: Anniversary of Lima February: Carnaval and National Pisco Sour Day March: Vendimia Wine Festival June: Marcha del Orgullo Lima (Gay Parade) August: Día de Santa Rosa de Lima September: Mistura (Food Festival) October: Fiesta del Señor de los Milagros

Jorge Chávez International Airport

Situated in Callao, about 11 km from central Lima, the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) is Peru's main airport, the major hub for both domestic and international flights. The best way to get to your accommodation in Lima, which most likely will be in the Miraflores district, is by taking an Airport Express bus, the city's official airport service. You can buy your ticket online, on the bus (cash only), or inside the airport at their official counter located in the international and domestic arrivals hall. They run every 30 minutes, they are safe, quick, and comfortable. Plus, there's free Wi-Fi on board as well as USB chargers. If you're staying in another district, the most convenient way is to take a taxi (read our Taxi section for more information on taxi services in Lima). Here are a few taxi companies providing airport services: Taxidatum (Book your taxi online) Taxi 365 +51 1 219 02 71 Taxi Green +51 1 484 40 01 You can pay for your taxi ride inside the airport at their sales point (the price is fixed). Both the airport bus and taxis are located right after the exit doors to the street.
Adresse: Avenida Elmer Faucett s/n, Callao
Telefon: +51 1 511 60 55


Taxis are, undoubtedly, the safest and most convenient way to travel around Lima. Although finding a cab will not be hard, there are a few things to keep in mind before hopping into one. More than half of the taxis in Lima are unregulated, so when offered or hailing a cab, first check if they are yellow or have checkers on the side. Keep an eye out for a license number painted on the side of the vehicle, as well as a SETAME sticker on the windscreen. Official taxis can be found at taxi stands or be called by phone. Rush hours, Sundays, public holidays, early mornings and late at night tend to be more pricey. Also, since they don't have taximeters, fares should ALWAYS be negotiated beforehand. Here are a few taxi services in Lima: TaxiReal Avenida Sánchez Carrión 615 Of. 501, Jesús María +51 1 215 14 14 Easy Taxi App Taxi Satelital App

Public Transport

The public transport system in Lima has improved in the last few years, but it's still not the best and most convenient way for tourists to move around the city. Learn more about traveling in Lima under the "Taxi" section of this guide.


Overall, citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North America, South America, citizens of most Central American countries (except Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), and citizens from the following Asian countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand DO NOT need a tourist visa. Simply a passport valid for 6 months from the date of entry to Peru. Other citizens are required to apply for a tourist visa at their nearest Peruvian Consulate. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela may enter with only a valid national identification document. The maximum stay in Peru on a tourist visa is 183 days without the permission to work. For longer periods or other purposes, a visa is required.


In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V at 60 Hz and power plugs are type A (two flat parallel pins) and C (two round pins).


Country code: +51 Area code: 1


The national Peruvian postal service or Serpost is notorious for being a bit unreliable. In case you need (or want) to send some mail, send it as 'registered,' just to be on the safe side. Visit their website for more information and to discover your nearest agency. In Miraflores, you'll find an agency at the following address:
Adresse: Avenida Jose Larco 868, Miraflores
Telefon: +51 1 242 78 99
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri: 9h15 - 13h, 13h45 - 16h45, Sat: 8h15 - 13h, 13h45 - 15h45


Boticas or Farmacias can be easily found throughout Lima and you shouldn't have any difficulties finding your medicine here. Prescription medication can be bought over the counter. Keep in mind that brands and names may vary. In case you happen to go to a hospital, remember that they most likely will have a pharmacy on site. Some major pharmacies even offer a 24-hour delivery service. These are just a couple of them: InkaFarma Plaza Vea Miraflores 4651 +51 1 314 20 20 Daily: 8h - 22h Mifarma Malecón Balta 626, Miraflores +51 1 612 50 00 Daily: 8h30 - 23h