If you’re in Lima only for a short while, I recommend you visit these three places
The historic center of Lima:
It can be reached by taxi (taxis are not that expensive in Lima, from Miraflores to the center it costs an average of s. / 20); you can download the application Taxi beat or take the Metropolitano. You can visit churches, museums and take a walk through Jiron de la Union, where there are many street artists that give a lot of color to the historic center of Lima.
For coffee I recommend the Cordano bar & restaurant, near the presidential palace, it has existed since 1905.
Address: Jiron Carabaya 103, Lima.
Other interesting places can be Chinatown and lunch at the Chifa (Peruvians called Chinese restaurant Chifa’s) San Joy Lao. Address: Jiron Ucayali 779. If you want, you can read my article devoted entirely to Chinatown.
Or you can also have lunch at Villa Histórico, a restaurant specialized in chicken cooked on firewood; it used to be the house of the painter Pancho Fierro, watercolorist of the Lima traditional costumes.
Address: Jr. Ica 157, Cercado de Lima (Alt Jr. Ica with Jr. Camana)
Barranco is near Miraflores; you can even go on foot.
If you want to have a drink, I recommend the Ayahuasca bar (it is only opened at night and minors are not allowed inside). Address: Av San Martin 130, Barranco.
For lunch, Cantarana (my favorite is the Pejerrey sandwich) Address: Genova 101, Barranco.
Bar Juanito, where it looks as if time has stopped. Address: Av Almte. Miguel Grau 270, Barranco.
To have some coffee, Bissetti Coffee shop. Address: Pedro de Osma 116, Barranco.
If you are photography lovers, you can visit the museum of the Peruvian photographer Mario Testino.
Go for a walk over the bridge of sighs and if you feel like going to a concert, there are many places with live music as La noche de Barranco. Address: Sanchez Carrion 199, Barranco.
Barranco is a bohemian and charming neighborhood.
Miraflores is a great neighborhood for a walking tour; you can also rent a bike and go on the bike path along the seawall. Address: Mirabici Alfredo Salazar Park (above Larcomar).
To do some shopping, you can visit Larcomar.
To have a drink, I recommend the picturesque “La Emolienteria“. Address: Diagonal 598, Miraflores.
For lunch, Tanta de Gaston Acurio, in Larcomar, with its varied menu.
If you want to buy souvenirs, you can go to the Indian Market in Petit Thouars.
Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice stay in Lima.
“Our destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” (Henry Miller)
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