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Western Lima includes 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[edit]



  • 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. W-Su 10:00-14:00, Th Sa 10:00-17:00. Natural history. Adults S/3, students S/2, children S/1.

Jesús Maria[edit]

Pueblo Libre[edit]

  • 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.
  • Santiago Queirolo, Av. San Martín 1062, Pueblo Libre., +51 1 463 1008. Santiago Queirolo is the cellar next to the Antigua Taberna Queirolo.
  • Museo Larco (Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Hoyle), Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 461 1312. Daily 09:00-22:00 including holidays. Showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3,000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Popular thanks to its ample collection of erotic pottery from the Mochica culture and the gold and jewelry of ancient Peru. Excellent garden restaurant. Adult S/30, over 65 S/25, students and children (under 15) S/15.

San Isidro[edit]

San Miguel[edit]

  • 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. Daily 09:00-18:00. 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 S/9, children S/4.50, S/0.50 less on weekdays, S/1 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 S/100 (March 2011) including a swim with the sea lions and a lunch or for S/70 (March 2011) (on the other corner of the square) 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[edit]

  • Camino Real, Av. Camino Real 348, San Isidro. Modern shopping mall. Shops, restaurants, cinemas, and 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[edit]

Magdalena del Mar[edit]

Pueblo Libre[edit]

  • Cafe del Museo (Museo Larco), Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 462 4757, . Daily 09:00-18:00. 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).
  • El Bolivariano, Psje. Santa Rosa 291, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 261 9565.
  • Ku Mar, Av. La Alborada 1263, Magdalena Vieja, +51 1 337 7309. Cevicheria

San Isidro[edit]

San Miguel[edit]

  • Hikari, Av. La Mar 2339, San Miguel, +51 1 464 7081. Chicken
  • 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[edit]




Pueblo Libre[edit]

San Isidro[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.

Other areas[edit]

  • 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 fares). Dorms range from S/32-40.
  • Peru RoadTrip Bed & Breakfast, Hipolito Unanue (San Miguel next to the Parque De Las Leyendas), +51 1 650-2506. 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.


This district travel guide to West 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.