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Southern Lima (Cono Sur) includes 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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Santiago de Surco[edit]

  • 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. Daily 11:30-19:00. 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 focused and beautifully presented; best of all, of course, is that it is located in the main tourist area. Adults S/33, children (under 11) S/16.
  • 3 Los Pantanos de Villa, Av. Hernando de Lavalle km 20, Chorrillos. Daily 09:00-17:00. 263 hectares of wetlands. 210 species of birds, 10 species of fish and some reptiles and rodents. Lorenzo (Q5201292) on Wikidata Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge on Wikipedia
  • 4 La Granja Villa Sur, Av. Alameda del Premio Real 397, Los Huertos de Villa - Chorrillos, +51 1 717 7771. Daily 10:00-18:00. A variety of animals and amusement rides. Parrots, snakes, fish, monkeys, goats, llamas, sheep, cows, pigs and more. Viking ship, bumper cars, water slide, etc. 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.

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.


  • 9 Pachacámac (Museo de Sitio de Pachacámac). Pachacámac is about 25 km 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 (S/2.50). 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.
  • Museo de Criminalística de la Policía Nacional del Perú, Av. Aramburú 550, Surquillo, +51 1 221 8556.
  • 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.



  • 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.
  • Primavera Park & Plaza, Av. Aviacion 3620, San Borja. Modern shopping mall. Shops, cinemas, restaurants.
  • 3 Atocongo Open Plaza, Av. Circunvalación 1803 (Pan. Sur km 10) San Juan de Miraflores, Lima. A large modern shopping mall.


Santiago de Surco[edit]

  • Sanguchon Campesino Alfredo Benavides, Av. Alfredo Benavides 3580, Urb. Ovalo Higuereta, +51 953 633 897. They have really good and greasy hamburgers, tacos, quesadillas, etc. Their best burger is probably the 'A Lo Pobre' that has burger, egg and baked banana for around S/12 and is sure to fill your stomach.

San Borja[edit]



San Borja[edit]

Santiago de Surco/San Juan de Miraflores[edit]

  • 1 Hilton Garden Inn Lima Surco, Peru, Calle Monte Rosa 287, +51 1 2089400. The Hilton brand makes its presence known here in the Surco business district, with a breakfast buffet and relatively classy feel compared to some of the surrounding buildings.

Lurin/Punta Hermosa/South Coast Areas[edit]

  • 2 Bravo Surf Camp, Jr. Bartolome Herrera #100-102 Urb. Santa Cruz, Punta Hermosa, +51 1 2307743. It's like the quintessential hippie/gringo surf hostel with beer pong and table tennis people and cutting loose, only it's a couple of blocks from the beach. But it's comfortable and congenial with surf breaks nearby, and you can get a breakfast plan built into your room rate. 74 Soles.


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