Chorrillos Things to Do
A face-lift has been done on the entry to Chorrillos from Barranco, showing water fountains and sculptures well illuminated at night.
(Unfortunately I had not the opportunity to look closer at this by day time.)Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Avenida Huaylas is the main street that goes through Chorrillos. At my last short visit in July 2004 there were great public works going on. The Huaylas was being repaved, new fences were set up.
Note also the time typic street light, that gives an image of a time in the beginning of the 20th century. The neighbor district of Barranco is famous for its artists and poets. Also Chorrillos has a famous historic background, maybe this is a start to make it known ...
(Do not mix up Barranco with Barranca, that is a nice village north from Lima).
Chorrillos is situated south of Miraflores and Barranco and forms the other end of the Lima bay.
Behind me - I am sitting on the wall at the Malecon - on the picture is the beach of Chorrillos. The waves are smaller here in Chorrillos, because of the piers of Club Regatta, which lies to the left outside the picture. Club Regatta has their own beaches, which are not open to the public. (correct me if I am wrong)
Chorrillos Local Customs
The 2nd Municipal Marriage 2002 in Municipalidad de Chorrillos took place one Saturday in July.
Some 100 lucky couples got married, officiant was the Alcalde (Major) en Chorrillos.
If you have the possibility, don't miss this type of local "fiestas", they will give you good memories and will also give you a better understanding of people.
Favorite thing: In the struggle for independencia contra the Spanish Crown the fisherman from Chorrillos, Jose Silverio Olaya Balandra, gave his life.
The city of Lima was occupied by the Spaniards and the new peruvian government, the parlament and the tribunes had temporarly been transfered to Callao. Olaya served as the secret link between Callao and the patriot groups that still were in Lima. He swam all the distance across the bay back and forth. He was finally captured and cruely tortured but did not reveal his true mission. He was executed in the morning 29 Juni 1823, in the Plaza de Armas, the same day as his village Chorrillos nowadays celebrate their Santo Patrón, San Pedro.
The statue is erected at Malecon, Chorrillos.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Top 10 Paddleboarding Beaches: Chorrillos
While Peru might seem like an unlikely spot to catch some waves, Chorrillos hosted the World SUP & Paddleboard Championships this past February. Located just south of Lima (though still considered in the city proper), Chorrillos offers a number of great beaches and a fun option for paddle boarders who want to explore South America.