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Guidebook for San Borja

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La Rambla San Borja
2050 Av. Javier Prado Este
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Just one block from the roundabout at the big park in Miraflores you find Av. Petit Thouars. On block 52 to 55 are many artisan markets selling nearly everything what Peruvian craftsmanship has to offer. You get the typical souvenirs, nice artisan craftworks, beautiful silver jewelry and other silverware, clothes made of Peru's famous alpaca, funny T-Shirts, pottery, paintings, wooden pieces, and much more from all over Peru. The markets start directly at the corner with Av. Ricardo Palma. The first smaller ones are the Artesanias Miraflores and Kaypi Artesanias on block 55, followed by the Gran Chimu Handicraft Market, Artesania Señor de Sipan, Gran Chavin, the Cuzco Market, La Portada del Sol and the Inka Market on block 54. On both sides of Av. Petit Thouars block 52 / 53 are two big handicraft markets where most visitors find all the souvenirs they might want to take back home: the Inka Plaza, opened in 2008 and the Indian Market, which is connected with the Mercado de Indios by a passage full of more stalls.
Avenida Petit Thouars
Just one block from the roundabout at the big park in Miraflores you find Av. Petit Thouars. On block 52 to 55 are many artisan markets selling nearly everything what Peruvian craftsmanship has to offer. You get the typical souvenirs, nice artisan craftworks, beautiful silver jewelry and other silverware, clothes made of Peru's famous alpaca, funny T-Shirts, pottery, paintings, wooden pieces, and much more from all over Peru. The markets start directly at the corner with Av. Ricardo Palma. The first smaller ones are the Artesanias Miraflores and Kaypi Artesanias on block 55, followed by the Gran Chimu Handicraft Market, Artesania Señor de Sipan, Gran Chavin, the Cuzco Market, La Portada del Sol and the Inka Market on block 54. On both sides of Av. Petit Thouars block 52 / 53 are two big handicraft markets where most visitors find all the souvenirs they might want to take back home: the Inka Plaza, opened in 2008 and the Indian Market, which is connected with the Mercado de Indios by a passage full of more stalls.
Food Scene
You must not leave Lima without stuffing your gullet with ceviche — raw fish, hot chili peppers and onions marinated in lime juice — the mouth-watering dish that is the star of Peru's culinary repertoire. And you have also drink Pisco Sour: The pisco sour cocktail, invented in Peru around 1900, uses a pisco (Peruvian grape brandy) that has a bit of bite to it--that is, nothing too smooth--to create the balance in this creamy, frothy, limey drink.
Restaurant La Buena Muerte
127 Luis Aldana
You must not leave Lima without stuffing your gullet with ceviche — raw fish, hot chili peppers and onions marinated in lime juice — the mouth-watering dish that is the star of Peru's culinary repertoire. And you have also drink Pisco Sour: The pisco sour cocktail, invented in Peru around 1900, uses a pisco (Peruvian grape brandy) that has a bit of bite to it--that is, nothing too smooth--to create the balance in this creamy, frothy, limey drink.
Sarcletti - San Borja Morelli
239 Calle Morelli
El Aji Seco
448 Av De Las Artes Nte
Sightseeing
Visit the Costa Verde circuit which has waves all year round and is situated at the foot of the cliff, below the city of Lima, stretching from the Magdalena area to the Chorrillos district. The most important of its beaches can be found in the Miraflores district such as La Pampilla, Makaha, Waikiki, Redondo.
Costa Verde
Visit the Costa Verde circuit which has waves all year round and is situated at the foot of the cliff, below the city of Lima, stretching from the Magdalena area to the Chorrillos district. The most important of its beaches can be found in the Miraflores district such as La Pampilla, Makaha, Waikiki, Redondo.
The Plaza de Armas (literally Weapons Square, but better translated as Parade Square or parade ground) is the name for the main square in many Hispanic American cities. Most cities constructed by the Spanish conquistadores were designed in a standard military fashion, based on a grid pattern taken from the Roman castrum, of which one of the blocks would be left vacant to form the Plaza de Armas. It is often surrounded by governmental buildings, churches, and other structures of cultural or political significance.
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Main Square of Lima
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The Plaza de Armas (literally Weapons Square, but better translated as Parade Square or parade ground) is the name for the main square in many Hispanic American cities. Most cities constructed by the Spanish conquistadores were designed in a standard military fashion, based on a grid pattern taken from the Roman castrum, of which one of the blocks would be left vacant to form the Plaza de Armas. It is often surrounded by governmental buildings, churches, and other structures of cultural or political significance.
Barranco is one of 43 districts in Lima, Peru. Its current mayor is Jessica Vargas. The district is considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. In the 19th-century, it was a very fashionable beach resort for the Limeño aristocracy, and many people used to spend the summer here and in neighboring Chorrillos. Today, Barranco's beaches are among the most popular within the worldwide surfing community, and a marina completed in 2008 provides state-of-the-art services for its yacht club. The name Barranco (Spanish for ravine) is descriptive of its topography, featuring homes and restaurants in and around a ravine near a cliff overlooking a sand strip which runs from the Miraflores District to Chorrillos (now flanked by a highway, Costa Verde Ave.). There is a walkway to the sea that runs through Barranco, called the Bajada de los Baños. Crossing over this walkway is the Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs, a bridge which crosses the ravine itself and was inaugurated on 14 February 1876. On the far side of the bridge is a park with a statue of Barranco native singer and composer, Chabuca Granda. Barranco has many houses in the colonial and Republican style (called "casonas"), flower-filled parks and streets, and appealing beachfront areas. Lima's contemporary art museum, the MAC, is located in Barranco, as well as the Museo Pedro de Osma, which hosts one of the best collections of colonial art and is itself one of Barranco's best kept examples of late-19th-century architectural style. The district includes numerous restaurants, nightclubs, discos, bars and peñas, where one can appreciate Peruvian music shows. On Pedro de Osma Ave., some tracks from the former streetcar (originally a railroad between Chorrillos/La Herradura and Downtown Lima) can be seen.
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Barranco
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Barranco is one of 43 districts in Lima, Peru. Its current mayor is Jessica Vargas. The district is considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. In the 19th-century, it was a very fashionable beach resort for the Limeño aristocracy, and many people used to spend the summer here and in neighboring Chorrillos. Today, Barranco's beaches are among the most popular within the worldwide surfing community, and a marina completed in 2008 provides state-of-the-art services for its yacht club. The name Barranco (Spanish for ravine) is descriptive of its topography, featuring homes and restaurants in and around a ravine near a cliff overlooking a sand strip which runs from the Miraflores District to Chorrillos (now flanked by a highway, Costa Verde Ave.). There is a walkway to the sea that runs through Barranco, called the Bajada de los Baños. Crossing over this walkway is the Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs, a bridge which crosses the ravine itself and was inaugurated on 14 February 1876. On the far side of the bridge is a park with a statue of Barranco native singer and composer, Chabuca Granda. Barranco has many houses in the colonial and Republican style (called "casonas"), flower-filled parks and streets, and appealing beachfront areas. Lima's contemporary art museum, the MAC, is located in Barranco, as well as the Museo Pedro de Osma, which hosts one of the best collections of colonial art and is itself one of Barranco's best kept examples of late-19th-century architectural style. The district includes numerous restaurants, nightclubs, discos, bars and peñas, where one can appreciate Peruvian music shows. On Pedro de Osma Ave., some tracks from the former streetcar (originally a railroad between Chorrillos/La Herradura and Downtown Lima) can be seen.
Very interesting and pleasant are rides on the Mirabus. The panoramic buses have two floors. You can enjoy driving through Lima in the air-conditioned inside or go upstairs where you have a real convertible feeling. Relax while the breeze cools you down and the Lima's hectic and chaotic traffic seems far away or better below you. You will have a fantastic panoramic view and an unforgettable time.
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Mirabus
345 Av Jose Larco
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Very interesting and pleasant are rides on the Mirabus. The panoramic buses have two floors. You can enjoy driving through Lima in the air-conditioned inside or go upstairs where you have a real convertible feeling. Relax while the breeze cools you down and the Lima's hectic and chaotic traffic seems far away or better below you. You will have a fantastic panoramic view and an unforgettable time.
Parks & Nature
The Parque de la Reserva was originally opened in 1929 to commemorate all the civilian reservists who fought in the defence of Lima during the War of the Pacific. But more than 65 years later Parque de la Reserva became one of Lima's most visited tourist attractions. In May 2007 a water and light show called the Circuito Magico del Agua (The Magic Water Circuit) was inaugurated. The Magic Water Circuit has the Guinness Book record for the largest fountain complex in the world, displaying 13 distinct fountains and many are interactive. All of the fountains are illuminated at night, many with continuously changing color schemes. A colorful laser light program synchronized with classical and Peruvian music makes the fountains sparkle and shine as the water flows in unique patterns and shapes.
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Park of the Reserve
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The Parque de la Reserva was originally opened in 1929 to commemorate all the civilian reservists who fought in the defence of Lima during the War of the Pacific. But more than 65 years later Parque de la Reserva became one of Lima's most visited tourist attractions. In May 2007 a water and light show called the Circuito Magico del Agua (The Magic Water Circuit) was inaugurated. The Magic Water Circuit has the Guinness Book record for the largest fountain complex in the world, displaying 13 distinct fountains and many are interactive. All of the fountains are illuminated at night, many with continuously changing color schemes. A colorful laser light program synchronized with classical and Peruvian music makes the fountains sparkle and shine as the water flows in unique patterns and shapes.
The Parque de las Leyendas is Lima's traditional zoo. But it's much more than that. It is located amidst a big part of Lima's most extensive ancient city and is one of the most important pre-Hispanic complexes at the central Peruvian coast called the Archaeological Complex of Maranga. The Botanical Garden within the park has more than 20ha of green areas and is one of the biggest in Peru. The park successfully manages to combine ecology, archaeology, education and relaxation. The Botanical Garden is with over 3200 individual plants, including 1800 botanical species (angiosperms and gymnosperms) one of the biggest in Peru and covers around 5ha.
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Legends Park
580 Av. Las Leyendas
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The Parque de las Leyendas is Lima's traditional zoo. But it's much more than that. It is located amidst a big part of Lima's most extensive ancient city and is one of the most important pre-Hispanic complexes at the central Peruvian coast called the Archaeological Complex of Maranga. The Botanical Garden within the park has more than 20ha of green areas and is one of the biggest in Peru. The park successfully manages to combine ecology, archaeology, education and relaxation. The Botanical Garden is with over 3200 individual plants, including 1800 botanical species (angiosperms and gymnosperms) one of the biggest in Peru and covers around 5ha.
Parque Central and Parque Kennedy unite to one big park in the heart of Miraflores. At daytime it's a beautiful place to have a little break and enjoy yourself. Here you find the Municipality of Miraflores, the main church "Virgen Milagrosa", a small information point, a playground for the little ones and some nice restaurants and street cafes.
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Kennedy Park
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Parque Central and Parque Kennedy unite to one big park in the heart of Miraflores. At daytime it's a beautiful place to have a little break and enjoy yourself. Here you find the Municipality of Miraflores, the main church "Virgen Milagrosa", a small information point, a playground for the little ones and some nice restaurants and street cafes.
Lima is one of the few metropolises in the world that has within its city limits a natural reserve with an extraordinary biodiversity. Pantanos de Villa was established in May 1989 and was recognized by the RAMSAR Convention in January 1997. These unique wetlands extent over an area of 263ha and are the only protected area within Limas city limits. The marshes are an important ecological area not only for Lima's elsewhere quite neglected flora and fauna but as well for scientific, educative and recreational reason. The main aim of the Pantanos de Villa Reserve is to protect especially the bird fauna (migratory and resident), to preserve the rich and wild flora characteristic for the coastal Peruvian region and to protect the amazing landscape to develop educative activities and tourism. Pantanos de Villa is a great place for bird lovers. Little deep lagoons, connected to the hydrological system of the Rímac River, a wide variety of reeds and other water and swamp plants, fish, reptiles and aquatic insects offer more than 170 bird species of which over 70 are migratory an ideal (temporary) home.
Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge
Lima is one of the few metropolises in the world that has within its city limits a natural reserve with an extraordinary biodiversity. Pantanos de Villa was established in May 1989 and was recognized by the RAMSAR Convention in January 1997. These unique wetlands extent over an area of 263ha and are the only protected area within Limas city limits. The marshes are an important ecological area not only for Lima's elsewhere quite neglected flora and fauna but as well for scientific, educative and recreational reason. The main aim of the Pantanos de Villa Reserve is to protect especially the bird fauna (migratory and resident), to preserve the rich and wild flora characteristic for the coastal Peruvian region and to protect the amazing landscape to develop educative activities and tourism. Pantanos de Villa is a great place for bird lovers. Little deep lagoons, connected to the hydrological system of the Rímac River, a wide variety of reeds and other water and swamp plants, fish, reptiles and aquatic insects offer more than 170 bird species of which over 70 are migratory an ideal (temporary) home.
The Love Park is entirely dedicated to all lovers and offers a stunning view over the bay of Lima. It's really romantic here at sunrise and sunset. The surrounding walls are artfully decorated with mosaics. In the center of Parque del Amor you find the statue "El Beso" (The Kiss) from Victor Delfín. It shows two lovers united in an intimate kiss.
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Park of Love
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The Love Park is entirely dedicated to all lovers and offers a stunning view over the bay of Lima. It's really romantic here at sunrise and sunset. The surrounding walls are artfully decorated with mosaics. In the center of Parque del Amor you find the statue "El Beso" (The Kiss) from Victor Delfín. It shows two lovers united in an intimate kiss.
Essentials
Alfajores are soft, delicate cookies from South America made, surprisingly, with cornstarch. The cornstarch gives the dough a smooth, satiny texture that makes it a dream to work with and produces a tender, crumbly cookie. Creamy Dulce de Leche holds the cookies together.
La Casa del Alfajor
802 Av San Borja Sur
Alfajores are soft, delicate cookies from South America made, surprisingly, with cornstarch. The cornstarch gives the dough a smooth, satiny texture that makes it a dream to work with and produces a tender, crumbly cookie. Creamy Dulce de Leche holds the cookies together.
Just like Halloween and Valentine’s day are big commercial dates in the US, the procession of the Lord of Miracles is a big event for street vendors and stores. turrón de Doña Pepa is the typical dessert eaten everywhere in Lima during the purple month, and even though it can now be found year-round in big stores, it was originally prepared only in October, and still is sold mostly in this month.
turrones Doña Pepa
816 Emancipación
Just like Halloween and Valentine’s day are big commercial dates in the US, the procession of the Lord of Miracles is a big event for street vendors and stores. turrón de Doña Pepa is the typical dessert eaten everywhere in Lima during the purple month, and even though it can now be found year-round in big stores, it was originally prepared only in October, and still is sold mostly in this month.
Teja ist ein beliebtes Konfekt aus der Ica Region in Peru. Es hat einen Karamellkern aus Dulce de Leche mit Trockenfrüchten oder Nüssen.
Tejas y Chocotejas Mi Chofi
160 Ayabaca
Teja ist ein beliebtes Konfekt aus der Ica Region in Peru. Es hat einen Karamellkern aus Dulce de Leche mit Trockenfrüchten oder Nüssen.
Address: Av. Aviación 2464, San Borja 15036, Peru Telefon:+51 1 4763883
Lavandería San Borja Norte
Address: Av. Aviación 2464, San Borja 15036, Peru Telefon:+51 1 4763883
Arts & Culture
The Museum of the Nation (Museo de la Nación) is one of two major museums of Peruvian history in Lima, Peru. It is much larger than the other main museum in Lima, the Peruvian National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History. The Museum of the Nation houses thousands of artifacts spanning the entire span of human occupation in Peru, including an impressive collection of Moche, Nazca, and Wari ceramics. The museum also houses reproductions of many famous ancient Andean artifacts, most notably the Lanzón from Chavín de Huantar ; a recreation of the burial chamber of the Lord of Sipan (El Señor de Sipán); and the famous Revolt of the Objects Mural. The 6th floor of the museum houses the photographic exhibit Yuyanapaq. Para Recordar. This exhibit was created by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to document the internal conflict in Peru that occurred from 1980-2000.
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National Museum
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The Museum of the Nation (Museo de la Nación) is one of two major museums of Peruvian history in Lima, Peru. It is much larger than the other main museum in Lima, the Peruvian National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History. The Museum of the Nation houses thousands of artifacts spanning the entire span of human occupation in Peru, including an impressive collection of Moche, Nazca, and Wari ceramics. The museum also houses reproductions of many famous ancient Andean artifacts, most notably the Lanzón from Chavín de Huantar ; a recreation of the burial chamber of the Lord of Sipan (El Señor de Sipán); and the famous Revolt of the Objects Mural. The 6th floor of the museum houses the photographic exhibit Yuyanapaq. Para Recordar. This exhibit was created by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to document the internal conflict in Peru that occurred from 1980-2000.
MATE – Museo Mario Testino is a not-for-profit centre established to contribute to Peru through the cultivation and promotion of culture and heritage. Founded by Mario Testino in 2012, MATE (pronounced mAH-teh) aims to bring Peruvian artists and culture to worldwide attention, while offering the best of international contemporary art and photography to audiences in Lima. MATE facilitates this lively exchange through a dynamic programme of exhibitions, residencies, and events, alongside a permanent display of work by Mario Testino. MATE is committed to bringing the centre’s work to a wide audience through guided tours, workshops and talks, as well as offering training and resources as part of this expanding education programme. MATE is situated in the heart of the Barranco district of Lima. Now a flourishing cultural quarter, Barranco was historically a popular seaside resort and home to many of Peru’s most prominent intellectuals, a past reflected in its superb architecture. MATE has written a new chapter in Barranco’s history by restoring a handsome 19th Century townhouse to its former glory and is engaged in filling it once more with colour and conversation.
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MATE Mario Testino Museum
409 Av. Pedro de Osma
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MATE – Museo Mario Testino is a not-for-profit centre established to contribute to Peru through the cultivation and promotion of culture and heritage. Founded by Mario Testino in 2012, MATE (pronounced mAH-teh) aims to bring Peruvian artists and culture to worldwide attention, while offering the best of international contemporary art and photography to audiences in Lima. MATE facilitates this lively exchange through a dynamic programme of exhibitions, residencies, and events, alongside a permanent display of work by Mario Testino. MATE is committed to bringing the centre’s work to a wide audience through guided tours, workshops and talks, as well as offering training and resources as part of this expanding education programme. MATE is situated in the heart of the Barranco district of Lima. Now a flourishing cultural quarter, Barranco was historically a popular seaside resort and home to many of Peru’s most prominent intellectuals, a past reflected in its superb architecture. MATE has written a new chapter in Barranco’s history by restoring a handsome 19th Century townhouse to its former glory and is engaged in filling it once more with colour and conversation.
Entertainment & Activities
Take a walk down to the cliffs of Miraflores and you’ll surely see a number of paragliders soaring through the air. But you don’t need to be an experienced paraglider in order to try this for yourself. For about $55 USD you can ride tandem along with an experienced paraglider and soar like a bird over the shores of southern Lima.
PARAGLIDING TOURS, glider rides.
260 Calle Los Amancaes
Take a walk down to the cliffs of Miraflores and you’ll surely see a number of paragliders soaring through the air. But you don’t need to be an experienced paraglider in order to try this for yourself. For about $55 USD you can ride tandem along with an experienced paraglider and soar like a bird over the shores of southern Lima.
If you’ve ever wanted to try surfing, Lima is a great place to do it. The water may not be very clean, but the locals are out there every single day and the surfing at times can be absolutely fantastic. Best of all, finding a wetsuit and a board to rent for the day is as easy as pie. Just walk down to the coast of Miraflores or Barranco and you’re bound to meet a salesman or two who will quickly sign you up for surf lessons.
Escuela De Surf Pukana
5 Circuito de Playas
If you’ve ever wanted to try surfing, Lima is a great place to do it. The water may not be very clean, but the locals are out there every single day and the surfing at times can be absolutely fantastic. Best of all, finding a wetsuit and a board to rent for the day is as easy as pie. Just walk down to the coast of Miraflores or Barranco and you’re bound to meet a salesman or two who will quickly sign you up for surf lessons.