A WEEKEND IN LIMA
There are a lot of places to visit in Peru. However, sometimes it seems quite difficult to travel every weekend in the country because of money or studying. Staying in Lima during your free time can appear as a boring thing to do for an international student since there are only a restricted number of safe districts that are accessible to foreigners. If you feel frustrated to stay in the capital this weekend, don’t worry we are here to plan it for you.
Go to the market place:
For this one, you will have to wake up early. If you feel motivated and in a good mood, get up from your bed and take some fresh air at the food market. If you like good ingredients, go to the Parque Reducto located in Miraflores. It is an organic market called the Bioferia where it is possible to buy some fresh vegetables, cheeses, bread… All the products come from Peru and are amazing. And if there are too many choices and you hesitate, you’ll be able to taste some samples. Also, if you have some time, buy something to drink and enjoy some music in the park.
Location: Parque Reducto No. 2 Av. Benavides y Via Expresa, Miraflores
Opening hours: Saturday 8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m
Walk down Miraflores:
Miraflores is a touristic place where you are going to see a lot of European people. It is dynamic, full of restaurants and shops. Maybe, if you do have some extra money you should go for some shopping to relax and enjoy time for yourself. Larcomar is a great mall to go shopping. There are a lot of famous brands and you will be able to admire the ocean view while walking.
Furthermore, you must pass by Kennedy Park and find a sunny spot. This park is full of cute and nice cats that will maybe want some hugs while you are seating.
Location : Parque Kennedy, Av. Mariscal Oscar Benavides, Miraflores
Shops : Larcomar: Malecón de la Reserva 610, Miraflores 15074
Ripley : Calle Schell 202, Miraflores 15074
Bo’hem: Calle Schell 375, Miraflores 15074
After all of this walking, you might feel hungry. Prepare your belly, we prepared you a list of brunch places.
El Pan de la Chola:
Location : Av. La Mar 918, Miraflores.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday at 8 a.m – 10 p.m, Sunday 9 a.m a 6 p.m.
La Prostreria Café: Location: Calle Enrique Palacios 1008018 Miraflores
Opening hours : 7h30-22h
Quinoa Café : Location : Calle Dean Valdivia 137, Lima 15046
Opening hours: 7h – 19h
La Chola dasso: Location: Miguel Dasso 113 San Isidro (5,00 km)
Opening hours: 7h-23h
Watch the sunset:
Lima’s sunset is one of the most beautiful close of day I have ever seen. Walk along the Malecon, feel the ocean air while you breath and watch the surfers playing around with the waves. You’ll be able to see el Parque del Amor, the lighthouse and some delicious crepes places. This site is full of happiness with children playing around and some lovely couples enjoying the amazing landscape. There are nice spots to watch the sunset right after the lighthouse. Just relax, take a book or listen to some music and live this unique moment that nature is offering you.
Parque del amor: Malecón Cisneros, Miraflores 15074
Beso Francés: Malecón de la Reserva, 131, Miraflores 15074
Go to have a drink:
Now that you have spent a full day out, it is time to stop by a bar and have some drinks with your friends. Order a Pisco sour and enjoy Lima’s good vibes. Miraflores has three spots where you can find some good bars: Manuel Bonilla, Pizza and Berlin street.
Here are some bars:
La cachina: This is like a loft style bar. The bar is decorated with some vintage items such as radio and typewriter. They are serving you some beers and Peruvian cocktails.
It is better to come before 10 p.m.
Opening hours: 19h-3h
Location : Calle Manuel Bonilla 116, Miraflores 15074
La Destileria: a huge open space with live music. Prices are affordable.
Opening hours: 19h-3h
Location : Francisco de Paula Camino 330, Miraflores 15074
Open tapas bar:
This stylish design bar will propose you a variety of drinks. There is an open-air terrace on the first floor.
Opening hours: 20h-3h
Location : Francisco de Paula Camino 280 Miraflores, Lima 18 Pérou
Eat a delicious breakfast:
Grab some breakfast at Pan Atelier. If you are French and you miss your traditional breakfast, or you are a food lover, this place is what you need. They are proposing you some great cakes and delicious “pain au chocolat” and “croissant”. Trust me you have to pass by this place and taste one of their pastries because they will make your day. Grab some coffee, pastries and enjoy your day.
Location : Calle Cantuarias 167, Miraflores, Lima 15074 Pérou
Opening hours: 7h – 22h
Visit the Museo Larco:
Since you are certainly staying for a long time in Peru, it seems interesting to know more about the history of the South American country. Museo Larco will allow you to explore more than 5000 years of ancient Peruvian history. There is a permanent exhibition that will help you to understand the development of pre-Columbians societies and if it is a good day you’ll be able to enjoy the sun with a beautiful garden. If you do feel hungry, a restaurant and a café are available during your visit.
Location : Avenida Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, Lima 21, Peru
Opening hours: 9h-22h
Price: Normal: 30 soles
Students: 15 soles
Walk in Barranco:
Barranco is the bohemian district of Lima. You’ll be able to see some street art, hear some music and have drinks at some wonderful old infrastructures. Here are some places to visit there:
Museum of Contemporaneous Art: The permanent collection of this museum is not huge. You should visit it for first choice expositions. Moreover, there is good coffee and a park where you can admire some sculptures.
Location : Av. Almte. Miguel Grau 1511, Barranco 15063
Opening hours: 10h-18h
Entrance Price: Normal entrance: 20 soles
Students: 12 soles
Galeria Lucia de la Puente: This is a big white villa which is proposing the most prestigious contemporaneous art galleries. It is possible to see some “avant-garde” paintings that you might find interesting.
Location: Paseo Saenz Peña 206, Barranco, Lima, Pérou
Opening hours: 12h-22H
Puente de los suspiros: This narrow wooden bridge has a lovely pedestrian walkway that leads to the beach.