District Of Miraflores, Lima

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    Miraflores parks

    by laura4n8 Updated May 16, 2004

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    The parks are what make Miraflores great, in my opinion. The Park of Love (Parque del Amor) features some great, colorful tile walls and a great view. However, the park smells a little unpleasant.

    The Lighthouse Park (Parque el Faro) also has a great view from the cliff and offers a great seat for locals playing soccer.

    Park of Love's (Parque del Amor) beautiful walls
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    Miraflores Square

    by laura4n8 Updated May 14, 2004

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    I can't remember the name. I've also heard it called the Miraflores Roundabout. It's on the on Av. Jose Pardo. It has a lovely park, some pretty building and promising markets. I watched some locals do some type of yoga in the shaded area in the park. There were dozens are artists selling their painting and the Cathedral was great.

    Not far from there was a local market (I felt a little conspicious with my light hair and skin) where I just plain absorbed the sights and smells (some not so great as others).

    An Inca market nearby was Artesanias Urin Huanca S.A.

    The local mercado

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    Take a Weekend stroll in Park Kennedy

    by AKtravelers Written Mar 2, 2005

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    On a weekend, Park Kennedy in Miraflores is a happening place to be. Artists are out selling their paintings, lovers are pecking at each other in the shade, children are playing on the swings and people are just enjoying their leisure time. On one weekend evening, a crowd was watching a dozen ballroom dancers waltz while, not far away, a colorful band of local musicians played Peruvian tunes.

    Artists show their paintings by the church
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    Huaca Pucllana ruins

    by JessieLang Updated Dec 28, 2010

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    There are pre-Inca ruins right in Miraflores. Huaca Pucllana is about 1500 years old, and it was a cultural and religious site for the Lima culture. In the Quechua language it means “Place of entertainment.” This was the smallest of about 40 temples the Limas built. They quit building about 700 A.D. when the Wari invaded. The Ichma were the last group here; the Wari were before them.

    The pyramids and other buildings were constructed of mud bricks, and their “bookcase” construction style (layers of upright bricks with spaces between) was earthquake resistant. They had no kilns—the bricks were air-dried.

    Huaca Pucllana is a step pyramid, and it is solid inside. Periodically, they wanted to make it taller without losing the flat area on top, so they started from the ground up, encasing the previous pyramid with another layer of mud bricks.

    Archaeologists found offerings to the gods on the top—fruit, cotton, seashells, sharks, etc. The “Plaza of the Women’s Sacrifice” was named following the discovery of a group of women’s skeletons in a circle.

    The site is open from 9-4 (closed Tuesdays) and is Free.

    Huaca Pucllana
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    Good area to stay and hang while you are in Lima

    by Bonsterinc Written Mar 31, 2004

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    Go to hang out at Larco Mar, and eat at the restaurant that has a patio overlooking the ocean. Great scenary and great buffet lunch. One of my favorite memory in Peru. Also, movie is cheap there and often is in English with Spanish subtitles. Walk down to the beach and listen to the water washing off the pebbles and rocks, very soothing, you definitely know you are on vacation. Walk along the shore down south to the park where there is the statue of a couple embracing, very green. Also check out the paragliding activitiy, which is $35 for 15 min. (if I remembered correctly). An experience pilot will take you in the sky gliding over the cliff, a great experience!

    rocky beach, cliff at Larco Mar

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    Parque del Amor

    by nenzo Updated Jan 1, 2004

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    If you are travelling with your girlfriend I can highly recommend this very romantic park. Panoramic view over the pacific ocean approximately 50 metres below, the sound from the waves and a red sunset creates the frames for a perfect evening.

    This park was dedicated to lovers to make an exception of the typical monuments dedicated to warriors

    View from Parque del Amor
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    Kennedy Park

    by Urzu Written Jun 24, 2008

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    The Miraflores district is one of the most popular and touristy ones in the city of Lima. It's modern, full of shops and restaurants. One of the most famous parks in Lima is situated in this district. The Kennedy park is usually full of people, and many artists try to sell their art pieces, or there are musicians playing creole music.

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    Parque del Amor

    by Urzu Written Jun 24, 2008

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    This park is dedicated to love and lovers. It's a very picturesque place with moseic work all around the sitting areas and lovely views of the sea... very romantic place to walk around with someone I suppose. If you don't however it's still a very nice place to have a nice walk!

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    Paragliding!

    by thebeatsurrender Updated Jun 15, 2007

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    Paragliding off the cliffs of Lima was one of the best highlights of my Peru trip. It was $40 to go tandem with an instructor. You can take your camera up and get some awesome pictures. Or, if your going with friends, ask to go up all at the same time so you can take pictures of each other in the air!

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    Miraflores

    by acemj Updated Sep 16, 2006

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    We stayed in the district of Miraflores which is an inexpensive cab ride away from the city center. It's a safer neighborhood and has the best infrastructure of hotels and other accommodations. The Parque Miraflores is a nice green space along the main street, Avenida Jose Larco and in front of the neighborhoods cathedral. Larco is lined with restaurants, shops and bars. My buddy Ryan and I even got haircuts at a place along this street. At the end of Larco, you'll find an open-air mall that overlooks the ocean and the cliffs.

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    Shopping Centre in a cliff face! - Larcomar

    by al2401 Updated Dec 8, 2011

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    Want to shop for things Peruvian or eat your lunch or dinner with a spectacular view?

    Larcomar is a shopping presinct designed to fit into the cliffs of Miraflores. From the street all you see is a park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take the stairs or escalator down and you are in the most intriguing shopping mall.

    Larcomar provides a mixture of local and touristic shops and a selection of restaurants.

    Take the link below but translate into English

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    Great Start to South American Adventure

    by duanetanouye Written Jan 9, 2014

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    We arrived on December 14 2013 and checked into the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was located near the heart of Miraflores about 2 blocks from JF Kennedy Park where we went shopping and had a great variety of restaurant. We then walked to the seafront shopping mall of Larcomar. Great views here and we had our first taste of Cebichi (think of sashimi with a twist of lime/lemon and other herbs).

    Great Dining at Larcomar Shopping Center by sea Eat and Drink by the Sea at Larcomar
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    "El Beso" or the Kiss

    by grandmaR Written Feb 18, 2009

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    El Parque del Amor Or Love Park is in the Miraflores District on the cliffs of Chorrillos overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It's surrounded by walls of romantic quotes scripted in mosaic tiles and a monumental statue of two lovers embracing each other in the center of the park by Victor Delfin. We didn't get a chance to see the park except from the bus.

    Pacific Ocean
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    The Lighthouse

    by Urzu Written Jun 24, 2008

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    When walking around Miraflores you will find this lighthouse. This lighthouse has been there for a long time, and while I don't think it's active these days, it gives Miraflores a very picturesque view. Also I'm quite jealous because this is the view that relatives of mine have from their huge windows!

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    Parque del Amor

    by enjoytravelling Written Aug 26, 2008

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    The small and Gaudinian 'Parque del Amor' is located in the district of Miraflores, which it is said to be the safest in Lima. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this beautiful park basically consists on several banks made in the style used by the catalan architect Gaudi in the Park Güell of Barcelona, in Spain. These banks are covered with lots of 'love recitals'.

    The parks holds a big statue very similar to the popular 'Kiss' by August Rodin.

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