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Eastern Lima describes the districts of La Molina, Cieneguilla, Ate Vitarte, Santa Anita, San Juan de Lurigancho, Lurigancho-Chosica, Chaclacayo in Lima, Peru.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]

Lima Metro[edit]

In Eastern Lima, Line 1 of the Metro runs everyday from 06:00 to 23:00. You need to purchase a rechargeable card for S/5 (soles) to use the service and each trip costs S/1.50.

Station District Location
Miguel Grau Cercado de Lima Av. Grau / Nicolás Ayllón
Gamarra La Victoria Av. Aviación / Jirón Hipólito Unanue
Nicolas Arriola La Victoria Av. Aviación / Óvalo Arriola
La Cultura San Borja Av. Aviación / Av. Javier Prado
San Borja Sur San Borja Av. Aviación / Av. San Borja Sur
Angamos San Borja Av. Aviación / Av. Primavera
Cabitos Santiago de Surco Av. Aviación / Óvalo Los Cabitos (Higuereta)
Ayacucho Santiago de Surco Av. Tomás Marsano / Av. Ayacucho
Jorge Chavez Santiago de Surco Av. Tomás Marsano / Av. Jorge Chávez
Atocongo San Juan de Miraflores Av. Los Héroes / Av. Buckingham
San Juan San Juan de Miraflores Los Héroes / Av. César Canevaro
Maria Auxiliadora Villa María del Triunfo Av. Pachacútec / Av. Manco Cápac
Villa Maria Villa María del Triunfo Av. Pachacútec / Av. Santa Rosa
Pumacahua Villa María del Triunfo Av. La Unión / Pedro Ruiz Gallo / E. Aguirre
Parque Industrial Villa el Salvador Av. Separadora Industrial / Av. El Sol
Villa el Salvador Villa el Salvador Av. Separadora Industrial / Av. Velasco Alvarado



Ate Vitarte[edit]

  • 1 El Parque Zoológico de Huachipa, Av. Las Torres, Ate Vitarte, +51 1 356-3141. Daily 09:00-17:00. A zoo with over 200 species bordering on Río Rímac. In a rather dusty, industrial part of town but pleasantly surprising once inside. Animals are well kept. Monkey islands, big cat enclosures, a large walk through aviary, penguin pools with underwater windows and bridges above. For an extra S/3 (children S/2) walk through the time tunnel to the land of dinosaurs. Adults S/10, children S/6.
  • 2 Puruchuco (Museo de Sitio de Puruchuco), Carretera Central Km 4.5, Ate Vitarte. A short distance north of Estadio Monumental. The entrance is to the right of the park inbetween Paris and Helsinki. (12º 02' 56 S 76º 56' 04 W), +51 1 494 2641. Tu-F 08:30-16:00, Sa Su 09:00-16:00. Puruchuco (feather hat in Quechua). Museum and archeological site. The museum features ceramics, quipus, wool, cotton, needles, cloth, wooden carvings, burial sacks, head dresses. Tickets grant you entry to the ruins, the museum and include a small booklet. Adults S/5, students S/2, children S/1.

La Molina[edit]

San Borja[edit]

  • 5 Biblioteca Nacional del Perú, Av. De la Poesía 160, San Borja (Next to La Cultura train station).
  • 6 Gran Teatro Nacional, Javier Prado Este (Between the Biblioteca Nacional and the Museo de la Nacion, next to La Cultura train station).
  • 7 Huaca San Borja, Av. Canada.
  • 8 Museo de la Nacion, Av. Javier Prado Este 2465, San Borja. (Next to Gran Teatro Nacional, near La Cultura train station), +51 1 476 9933. Tu-Su 0900-17:00; closed Mondays, 1 Jan, 1 May and 25 Dec. The fifth floor contains an interesting photographic display detailing Peru's struggle during the years of the Shining Path. Free.


  • Hacienda Mamacona, Alameda Mamacona, Lurin, +51 1 99418 6995. Hacienda Mamacona is located next to the ruins of Pachacámac and can be seen from the Temple of the Sun. Hacienda Mamacona is open to the public and is home to some of Peru's finest Paso Horses and hosts numerous events including the Festival del Caballo de Paso Peruano and Concurso Nacional del Caballo de Paso.
  • Museo de Criminalística de la Policía Nacional del Perú, Av. Aramburú 550, Surquillo, +51 1 221 8556.
  • 9 Cajamarquilla (The Dead City of Cajamarquilla, Complejo Arqueológico de Cajamarquilla). 09:00-16:00 - actual hours may vary. A pre-Hispanic city covering an area of 6 km². Cajamarquilla is considered to be the second largest adobe city in Peru. The surrounding area is industrial, dusty and dirty. The site is littered with garbage. There is a security guard on a motorbike onsite for your safety and the safety of the ruins. A central plaza has been restored and excavations are taking place around the site. There are hundreds of crumbling walls, rooms, doorways, enough to keep you occupied for quite some time. Located 10km east of Lima, just off Carretera Central. It is about 5 km north from el Parque Zoológico de Huachipa. If travelling by bus take the Luringancho bus or the Ate Vitarta and then change buses. Tours can be organised from Ate Vitarte Free.


  • 1 Hipodromo de Monterrico (Jockey Club del Perú), Av. El Derby s/n, puerta 3, Santiago de Surco, +51 1 610 3000, . Horse racing. Two main racetracks, one dirt and one turf. Live racing each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (208 race days per year, 10 races per day).



Gamarra is a fantastic area to shop for a bargain. It's a busy area with street side shops. It doesn't have the security or the price tags of the modern shopping malls. Take only essentials and exercise caution in Gamarra.

Shopping Centers[edit]

  • Caminos del Inca, Av. Caminos del Inca with Calle Monterrey, Chacarilla del Estanque, Santiago de Surco. Modern shopping mall.
  • El Polo, Av. El Polo block 7, Monterrico, Santiago de Surco. Modern shopping mall. Restaurants, bars, disco, coffee shops, rather exclusive.
  • 1 Jockey Plaza, Javier Prado Este 4200 Santiago de Surco, +51 1 716-2000. 10:00-22:00. A large modern shopping mall with restaurants, cinemas, lots of shops, even a cigar bar. The cinemas here generally show English films in English with Spanish subtitles.
  • 2 La Rambla, Av. Javier Prado Este 2010, San Borja. Cinemas and shops.
  • Molina Plaza, Av. Raul Ferrero block 12, La Molina. Modern shopping mall. Shops, cinemas, restaurants, gymnasium.
  • Primavera Park & Plaza, Av. Aviacion 3620, San Borja. Modern shopping mall. Shops, cinemas, restaurants.


La Molina[edit]

La Victoria[edit]

San Luis[edit]



La Molina[edit]

La Victoria[edit]

San Borja[edit]

San Luis[edit]

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


This district travel guide to East is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.