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Southern Lima describes the districts of San Borja, Santiago de Surco, San Juan de Miraflores, Villa María del Triunfo, Villa el Salvador, Pachacamac, Lurín, Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, San Bartolo, Santa María del Mar and Pucusana in Lima, Peru.

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  • Zona Arqueológica Huaycan de Cieneguilla (12º 06' 00 S 76º 46' 26 W).

Santiago de Surco

  • 1 Museo Aeronáutico, Base Aérea Las Palmas, Santiago de Surco, +51 1 477 2575.
  • Museo de Historia Natural de la PUCP (Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma (Facultad de Biología)), Avenida Benavides 5440, Santiago de Surco, +51 1 275 3624.
  • 2 Museo de Oro del Perú y Armas del Mundo, Alonso de Molina 1100, Monterrico, Santiago de Surco (enter cdra 18 y 19 Av. Primavera), +51 1 345 1292. Mon-Sun 11:30AM-7PM. Peru's gold museum contains a huge collection of gaudy, gold works. Not the best place to learn about Peruvian precolumbian cultures. A large part of a Peruvian 20,000-piece collection of gold is fake, according to the Peru's consumer protection agency. A new "branch office" has opened in LarcoMar in Miraflores that is much more focussed and beautifully presented; best of all, of course, is that it is located in the main tourist area. Adults S/.33.00, children (under 11) S/.16.00.
  • 3 Los Pantanos de Villa, Av. Hernando de Lavalle km 20, Surco. 9AM-5PM. 263 hectares of wetlands. 210 species of birds, 10 species of fish and some reptiles and rodents.
  • 4 La Granja Villa Sur, Av. Alameda del Premio Real 397, Los Huertos de Villa - Surco, +51 1 717 7771. 10AM to 6PM every day of the year. A variety of animals and amusement rides. Parrots, snakes, fish, monkeys, goats, llamas, sheep, cows, pigs and more. Viking ship, bumper cars, water slide and much more. There are amusements for very small children and some even adults will find fun. Entry price includes all amusement rides. Feed for animals can be purchased for a small fee. S/.39.90.


  • 5 Pachacámac (Museo de Sitio de Pachacámac). Pachacámac is about 25km south of Lima. It is a huge archaeological site containing pre-Inca and Inca temples (entrance fee 6 Soles). This was one of the major pilgrimage sites in South America, in the years 500-1,500. The temples are constructed from adobe and are not very well preserved. There are three ramp pyramids and a temple of the sun (the only temple which may be accessed). Due to the fragile nature of the ruins and vandalism they may only be seen from a road. The on-site museum contains a variety of artifacts including ceramics, wood carvings, textiles and Inca quipus. From Miraflores, take a colectivo to 'Puente Primavera'. From there, take a 'San Bartolo' colectivo to Lurin (2.50 Soles). Get off just past the Cementerio Parque Del Recuerdo or tell the conductor that you want to get off at the ruinas de Pachacámac. Many bike tour companies offer tours of Pachacámac.



  • 1 Atocongo Open Plaza, Av. Circunvalación 1803 (Pan. Sur km 10) San Juan de Miraflores, Lima. A large modern shopping mall.



  • Puerta Cerrada, Huertos de Lurin, Calle 8, Manzana P, Lote 15, Lurin, +51 1 98121 5749. Typical Peruvian food in a relaxed location. Personal attention by its owner, Carlos Castre

San Borja

  • Dj Pizza Pasta y Music, Av. Angamos Este 2337, San Borja, +51 1 717 7676.
  • 1 Don Tito, Av. Aviación 3096, San Borja (Corner of San Borja Sur), +51 1 475 6390, +51 1 224 6968. Mon - Sat: 12PM - 12AM, Sun: 12PM - 11PM. Pollo a la Brasa, Parrillas, Especialidad en Carnes. You can get a Parrilla feast that feeds about 4 people for S/.90.00 and that includes a bottle of wine.
  • El Characato de Oro, Av. Aviación 3101, San Borja, +51 1 475 6346. Picantería
  • Los Cantaritos, Agustín de la Rosa Toro 1063, San Borja, +51 1 346 1763. Criolla
  • Restaurante Buffet Mandarin, Javier Prado Este 1860, San Borja, +51 1 651 3333.




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