Museo de Sitio Huaca Pucllana
This archaeological site belonging to the Lima Culture (200-700 A.D.) was built as a series of pyramids, open spaces, and courtyards made from mud bricks. Today it is the subject of archaeological study, and visitors are allowed to visit as well. At the ruins, you’ll find a site museum and a beautiful restaurant offering a great view of the Huaca Pucllana.
Location: General Borgoño block 8, Miraflores.
Hours: Wednesday to Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / Wednesday and Sunday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
The Ricardo Palma Cultural Center
A gallery with a library, exhibitions, theater, cinema, and cultural exchanges.
Location: Av. Larco 770, Miraflores.
Contact: Telephone: 617-7266.
Central Park and Kennedy Park
These parks are right in the center of Miraflores, surrounding the Virgen Milagrosa Church and adjacent to Av. Diagonal and Av. Larco. Artists gather here in the afternoons, offering their paintings for sale. Craftsmen and antiquaries occupy the small plaza and sweets and sandwiches can be bought from well-run stalls. This is also the place for small concerts and fairs.
The promenade, Parque del Amor, and Parque Salazar
The promenade in Miraflores is one of the most popular public spaces in the district.
It has picnic areas, playing fields, and adventure sports (hang gliding), cafes that look out over the sea and a shopping center. Furthermore, its main parks such as Parque del Amor (Love Park), —which has a sculpture called El Beso by Victor Delfin, as well as inscriptions by Peru’s principal poets— and Parque Salazar. This space hosts cultural activities on the weekends, as well as an annual book fair. On the promenade you can also appreciate El tiempo (or monstruo) by Jose Tola, an impressive sculpture from one of Peru’s best contemporary artists; Amarre, by Lima sculptor Sonia Prager, adjacent to the Bajada Balta; and Intihuatana by Fernando de Szyzslo, together with one of Marcelo Wong’s iconic works near to Villena Bridge.
Casa Museo Ricardo Palma
The former home of Peruvian writer Ricardo Palma. Its original furniture and the writer’s personal possessions remain in place.
Location: General Belisario Suarez 189, Miraflores.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-4:45p.m.
Museum of pre-Columbian textiles: More than 400 items of textiles on display.
Location: Retiro 160, Miraflores.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery of Luis Miro Quesada Garland
One of the most regular venues with the greatest variety of exhibitions.
Location: Av. Larco 450, Miraflores.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
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Credit: Ultimate Journeys Peru
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