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Western Lima describes the Chorrillos, San Isidro, Magdalena del Mar, Pueblo Libre, San Miguel districts of Lima, to the south of the Rimac River and west of Av. Arequipa.

The related districts of Central Lima, Miraflores and Barranco have their own pages.

Get in



  • Museo Andrés Avelino Cáceres, Avenida República de Portugal 258, Breña, +51 1 423 5884.
  • Museo Multidisciplinario del Colegio La Salle, Av. Arica 601, Breña, +51 1 424 5750. Wed-Sun 10AM-2PM Thur&Sat 10AM-5PM. Natural History Adults S/.3.00, Students S/.2.00, Children S/.1.00.

Jesus Maria

Pueblo Libre

  • Casa Museo Julia Codesido, Paso de los Andes 500, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 463 8579.
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History (Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia del Perú), Plaza Bolívar, Pueblo Libre.. Quite good and very didactic; the area surrounding it is worth a walk.
  • Antigua Taberna Queirolo, Corner Av. Vivianco and Av. San Martín, Pueblo Libre.. A historical tavern, not a bad place to stop for lunch, next door is a cellar where you can taste test a few Peruvian wines and grab a few bottles to take home with you.
  • Museo Larco (Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Hoyle), Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 461 1312. 9AM-6PM everyday including holidays. Showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3,000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, in Pueblo Libre. Popular thanks to its ample collection of erotic pottery from the Mochica culture and the gold and jewelry of ancient Peru. Adult 30 soles, over 65, 25 soles, students 15 soles children (under 15) 15 soles.

San Isidro

  • ARTCO, Roaud y Paz Soldan 325 San Isidro (alt cdra 10 de Camino Real), +51 1 221 3579. Galería de Arte
  • Camino Brent, Burgos 170, San Isidro, +51 1 422 2205. Mon-Sat 4PM-8PM. Art gallery
  • La Galería, Conde de la Monclova 255, San Isidro, +51 1 422 1099. Art gallery
  • Museo de la Identificación RENIEC, Av. Paseo de la República 3505, San Isidro, +51 1 513-8080 (anexo 1158).
  • Museo Marina Núñez del Prado - Biblioteca Falcón, Calle Antero Aspíllaga 300, San Isidro, +51 1 422 0208.

San Miguel

  • Museo George Petersen de Ingeniería de Minas de la PUCP (Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma), Av. Universitaria cuadra 18, San Miguel, +51 1 460 2870.
  • Museo Interactivo de Lima (Parque de la Imaginación), Av. José de la Riva Agüero cdra 8, San Miguel (entre la Universidad Católica y el Parque de las Leyendas), +51 1 628-1804, +51 1 628-1805.
  • 1 Parque de las Leyendas, Av. Las Leyendas 580-586, San Miguel. Everyday 9AM-6PM. The park is home to the zoo and botanical garden of Lima, the ancient city of Maranga and the museum of Ernst W. Middendorf. There's a lot to see here, everything from hippos to mummies. Adults 9 soles, children 4.50 soles, 0.50 soles less on weekdays, 1 soles more on holidays.


  • Cruise. To Islas Palomino (Palomino Islands are located at short distance from the port of Lima, Callao. These small islands are inhabited by small colonies of sea lions, Peruvian boobies and Guanay cormorants. This is a reasonable alternative excursion to the famous Ballestas Islands in Paracas if you are spending some days in Lima and can not travel south to Pisco and Paracas, and also if you want to swim with the sea lions. (In Ballestas that is forbidden.)Tickets are available at the port for 100 Soles (March 2011) including a swim with the sea lions and a lunch or for 70 Soles (March 2011) (on the other corner of the square)just for a round trip with the boat.
  • Surfing. The city of kings is one of the few South American capitals in front of the sea and it happens to be inbetween different sea currents. Lima is a paradise for surfers and those that love seafood. Lima´s cuisine is considered one of the best and more diverse in the world.



Shopping Centers

  • Camino Real, Av. Camino Real 348, San Isidro. Modern shopping mall. Shops, restaurants, cinemas, not to mention a skating rink
  • La Marina Open Plaza. A large modern shopping mall with restaurants, cinemas and shops



  • El Rinconcito de Chela, Jr. Chamaya 1208, Breña, +51 1 423 0748. Seafood

Jesus Maria

  • Todo Peru, Av. Santa Cruz 179, Jesús María, +51 1 719 8906. Criollo

Magdalena del Mar

  • Pez Caio, Av. Del Ejercito 385, Magdalena del Mar, +51 1 689 4994. Seafood

Pueblo Libre

  • Cafe del Museo (Museo Larco), Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 462 4757, . 9AM-6PM. Managed by chef Gaston Acurio (from Astrid y Gaston restaurant). The restaurant looks like an art gallery decorated with fine colonial sculptures, and the terrace has a beautiful view of the museum and gardens. Seafood, beef, lamb, soups, pasta, options for vegetarians and choices for children (pizza, burgers).
  • Ku Mar, Av. La Alborada 1263, Magdalena Vieja, +51 1 337 7309. Cevicheria

San Isidro

  • Edo sushi bar. Sushi.
  • Malabar, Camino Real 101, San Isidro. Famous chef Schiaffino.

San Miguel

  • Mi Propiedad Privada, Av. Costanera 1010, San Miguel, +51 1 578 7110.
  • Señor Limón - Camacho, Av. La Mar 2311, San Miguel, +51 1 562 3518. Seafood
  • Trattoria Pasta y Basta, Ave Brigida Silva de Ochoa 390, San Miguel, +51 1 566 5388.

San Luis

  • 1 Corazon Criollo, Av. Rosa Toro 971, San Luis, +51 1 725 5848, . Anticucho, grilled meat, fresh salads. Churrasco, melt in your mouth steak with salad and vegies S/.20.00. Chicken fillet with salad and vegies S/.16.00, not to mention a variety of grilled organs..




  • 1 Casa Ana, Jr. Pichincha 415, Breña, Lima. (Near Hospital del Niño in Av. Brazil. Take Jr. Independencia, one block. Turn right into Jr. Pichincha. Almost one block. Casa Ana is to the right at 415.), +51 1 423 0718, . Check-in: 12:00, check-out: 11:00. A friendly, quiet bed and breakfast in central Lima. Run by a Peruvian family, with help by Hein (Dutch). At walking distance from historic center (walking map available for free). For budget travellers. From US$14 (single room with breakfast). Hot showers, roof terrace, free wifi. Pick up from airport possible at any time of day or night. US$14.

Pueblo Libre

  • Hostal Restaurant Mauro Inn, Av La Marina 1640 Lt. 12 - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 463 7620.
  • Hostal Caribe Inn, Av. La Alborada 1341 Urb. Las Brisas - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 425 8645.
  • Hostal El Bouquet, San José 463 (Cdra 11 De Sucre Y 4 De La Marina) - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 461 7207.
  • Hotel Pueblo Libre, Av. San Martín 294, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 261 6975.

San Isidro

  • Los Delfines Hotel, Calle los Eucaliptos 555, San Isidro, +51 1 215 7000.
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites San Isidro, Av. Las Palmeras 240, San Isidro, +51 1 422 3887.
  • Sonesta Posada del Inca, Pancho Fierro 194, San Isidro, +51 1 712 6000. TV, kitchen, minibar

San Luis

  • 2 Monte Mar, 980 Av Rosa Toro, San Luis (Near the corner of Canada and Rosa Toro, Opposite Corazon Criollo), +51 1 346 3439.

Other areas

  • Pay Purix, Av. Bertello Bolatti (Intersections Avenues Japón and Bocanegra), Av. Japón (Ex Bertello), Mz. F, Lote 5, Urb. Los Jazmines, 1ra. Etapa, Callao, +51 1 484-9118. 8 min walk from the airport, a very cheap taxi ride, or you can use their pickup service. Private rooms available. This hostel has a cool yet clean vibe to it with a bar in the back. The owner is very helpful and make sure to ask him the easy way to get to Lima Center (you will save a lot of Taxi Cost) Dorms range from 32-40 soles.
  • Peru RoadTrip Bed & Breakfast, Hipolito Unanue (San Miguel next to the Parque De Las Leyendas), +511 650-2506. 10 min from Lima International Airport in a gated community. 5 room family style B&B is run by a Peruvian/American couple in their 30s. Airport transfers are offered any time day or night. If you have a bit more time in the city or in Peru they also offer city tours and road trips. Large hot breakfasts are included in the price along with hot tea and bottled drinking water which are offered 24 hr/day. WiFi, hot water, kitchen, common areas, TV room, bikes, free surfing. US$19.


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