Lima

Visit the upscale district of Miraflores

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Miraflores is a district popular for shopping areas, beaches, flower filled parks and gardens in the Lima Province, Peru. Miraflores in the upscale district which makes up the Lima city. No other district has beautiful parks like Mirafloes. It is a unit of parks which stretch around six miles along the cliffs situated above the Pacific Ocean. The Miraflores are also called as the Malecon, which is a perfect place for the joggers and the bikers for an activity or to just take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful views. There are statues which are made by some famous Peruvian artists, standing along the walkway. The Villena Bridge has two famous sculptures on its either side, which has a deep ravine at the mid-point on Malecon.

See also : Relax at the Parque De La Reserva

There is a sun anchor called “Intihuatana” on one side of the bridge which is designed by Fernando de Szyslo and on the other side is an embracing couple which is designed by Victor Delfin. There is a love park also called Parque del Amor which is in the centre of Malecon, designed by Antoni Gaudi. To the north the love park is the point from where the parasailers take off. Parasailing is a prime activity in Lima, where you can jump off the cliffs and fly away over the ocean. You can take a 10 minute flight along with a professional guide glider. You can also cruise miraflores by renting a bike and exploring the other sites.

This place has always been a major hub for the tourists, which is full of tourists, hotels, pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. The central plaza has regular flea markets and exhibitions of various types for the public. You can go to the shopping mall which overlooks through the pacific coastline. There are various stores, bowling arcades, pubs, restaurants, bars, food courts, cinema houses and ice cream shops available here for a total fun and entertaining experience. The main attractions over here are La Huaca Pucllana, the miraculous Virgin church, the Kennedy Park, the Lover Park, Calle de las Pizzas which is the Pizza Street and Larcomar. There are various local shops selling souvenirs and products for the tourists. The Green Coat or The Costa Verde is an area which has numerous beaches, which attracts the surfers and beach lovers. There is also a Lighthouse on the cliffs called La Marina which overlooks the Costa Verde.

Address: Miraflores District, Lima, Peru

Contact: +51-1-617-7272"

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