On January 2, 1857, during the government of Mariscal Ramon Castilla
declares as Miraflores district. The oldest remains found in Miraflores
belong to the culture Lima, 200-700 AD, during the colonial period these
lands were distributed to the Spanish. During the sixteenth century the
Viceroy Toledo, under his control, called the territories with the names
of the patron saints a protector, choosing to San Miguel de Miraflores
and the district was named like that. Years later the name of the city
was shortened only by the Miraflores district being as skipper of the
archangel Michael, in the oval Gutierrez is the statue of the Archangel.
On January 15, 1881, during the Pacific War was fought the battle of
Miraflores in this district.
Its northern borders the district of San Isidro, on the east by the
districts of Surquillo and Santiago de Surco, south and west ravine by
the Pacific Ocean in Costa Verde. Is one of most frequented the
districts by tourists, you can find tourist attractions like the Larcomar Mall, the Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores Central Park, Museums,
Paragliding flights over the cliffs among others. Also it has a large
number of hotels from backpackers to 5 star hotels, beaches and piers
with well-kept parks and a panoramic view of the bay of Chorrillos.
Miraflores is now a safe and very important district of Peru for its
great commercial, cultural and tourist activities. Restaurants offers
national and international dishes, all these services are offered to all
economic levels. For fun you can go to the theater, cinema or an art
gallery, Miraflores has an active cultural life. The nightclubs and pubs
are crowded, try our delicious Pisco Sour and enjoy rock, pop,
electronic music, salsa and cumbia, the movement is spectacular on
A central route walkable is based on the Ovalo de Miraflores, which
connects to the Central Park, here are the main church and the mayor's
office, the famous "Calle de las pizzas", from the oval starts Avenue
Larco, which is about 12 blocks, giving the Salazar Park, where there is
a shopping and entertainment complex called "Larcomar". On the way you
will find numerous shops, banks, Internet Casinos, clothing, telephony,
photography etc. Other places that have lots of movement are the
Gutierrez oval located on the border with the district of San Isidro,
where you will find very good alternatives to eat, drink, have fun, or
just to go to the cinema.
You can walk the entire route of the cliffs, on the Malecon de la
Reserva and El Malecon Armendariz. Also you can visit Love Park and
Larcomar. In this area is practiced paragliding, you will fine
instructors for this adventure if you dare to go to Miraflores from the
air, another sport that you can practice is surfing y Costa Verde’s
If you are looking to buy crafts we recommend visiting the shops of
handicrafts of Petit Thouars Avenue near the oval of Miraflores, where
products different regions of the country are sold.
There are many social organizations own of the district. Among them,
important Peruvian social clubs, the Tennis Club Las Terrazas, the Swiss
Club, Club Waikiki and Social Club Miraflores.
Huaca Pucllana is an archaeological site belonging to the Lima culture.
It has become one of the main tourist attractions and the most
investigated archaeological site. It is built almost entirely with
bricks and filled with pebbles and sand. It consists of a pyramid of 25
meters and a series of courtyards, plazas and enclosures. It has an
exhibition hall circuit visits and other attractions. It has six
hectares. The name is of colonial origin Pucllana.
The Great Pyramid is staggered and has an elongated shape, oriented from
southwest to northeast, the area is occupied by courtyards with painted
yellow stepped structures, it is accessed to every level by ramps in zig
- zag and passages. Due to the custom of constantly remodel the
building, many walls and other architectural elements were destroyed by
builders before work on the new architecture, and this makes some
interpretation about space management. The pyramid should be the main
building of the site, since it dominated the landscape and could control
the population but also its religious function was the main, public
spaces painted yellow; gathered important people that probably involved
ceremonies to strengthen the bonds of cohesion and worship ancestors and
deities worshiped by them. In the southernmost areas found burial elite
characters, both adults and children. During the occupation of Culture
Huari the upper parts of the pyramid were destroyed and turned into
Located in the heart of Miraflores, it has become a tourist attraction
which is an obligatory stop for those seeking a place to relax. The
central park is comprised of Kennedy Park and 7 June. In the first you
will find food stalls step,. you can also appreciate the work of several
artisans and painters. It also has a playground for children to exercise
climbing, climbing ladders and sliding down the slides.
The second was remodeled and has the amphitheater 'Chabuca Granda',
where groups of Creole music and folklore entertain the public. Opposite
are the Church and the Municipality Miraflores district. Nearby you will
find the Pizza Street, where a great number of restaurants specializing
in Italian food.
Some decades ago, appreciate the cliffs of Miraflores meant enjoying a
beautiful landscape covered with pines. That's the image that today the
Municipality of Miraflores aims to recover and therefore started 600 of
these trees planted along the Costa Verde, in the strip for the
Safety, cleanliness, hygiene and commissioning of an exclusive area for
surfers, is what Miraflores offers vacationers beaches. Eight are the
beaches that belong to Miraflores: Las Piedritas, La Estrella, Redondo,
Makaha, Waikki, Pampilla, Punta Roquitas and Los Delfines.
Ricardo Palma Museum
The house where the famous writer lived Ricardo Palma, is a clear
example of Miraflores architecture of the early twentieth century, the
writer retains several objects like the bed where he spent his last days
the pen with which he wrote his Peruvian Traditions. Are exhibited
furniture and personal items, as well as first editions of his works,
which allows have an idea of last days of the writer.
In the Museum is also exhibit newspaper clippings, awards and various
documents in which they talk about his importance to Peruvian letters.
Also on display is a selection of Peruvian Traditions copies translated
into different languages.
Miraflores has become the capital of the paragliders and they have
become an important part of the image of Miraflores.
Every day from noon they are seen cruising the air whether in sports or
in cheap tourist flights for passengers of all ages and weights. The
takeoff area is located on the Malecon Cisneros Park a few meters from
the love park and security is guaranteed because the municipality keeps
tight control over security measures.