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Javier Prado West

Javier Prado West is the area of Lima south of the Rimac River and west of Av. Arequipa, excluding Central Lima, Miraflores and Barranco which have their own pages. It includes the neighborhoods of Bellavista, Brena, Carmen de la Legua Reynoso, Callao, Jesus Maria, La Perla, Lince, La Punta, Magdalena del Mar, Pueblo Libre, San Isidro, and San Miguel, as well as the islands of San Lorenzo, El Frontón, and Cavinzas.

Get in[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Museo Memoria Coronel Leoncio Prado (Colegio Leoncio Prado), Avenida Costanera 1545 La Perla, +51 1 420 4118 / 420 4115.  edit

Brena[edit]

  • Museo Andrés Avelino Cáceres, Avenida República de Portugal 258, Breña, +51 1 423 5884.  edit
  • Museo Multidisciplinario del Colegio La Salle, Av. Arica 601, Breña, +51 1 424 5750. Wed-Sun 10AM-2PM Thur&Sat 10AM-5PM. Natural History Adults S/.3.00, Students S/.2.00, Children S/.1.00.  edit

Callao[edit]

  • Fortaleza del Real Felipe (Museo del Real Felipe), Av. Oscar R. Benavides, Callao (12° 3′ 46′′ S 77° 8′ 57′′ W). 9AM-2PM. Constructed in 1747. (-12.0627,-77.1489) edit
  • Museo de la Fuerza de Aviación Naval, Avenida Faucett, Callao, +51 1 575 1097.  edit
  • Museo de la Fuerza de Submarinos, Base Naval del Callao, +51 1 420 0025.  edit
  • Museo Histórico Militar Real Felipe, Pza. Independencia, Callao, +51 1 429 0532, [1].  edit
  • Museo Naval, Jr. José Gálvez 123, Callao, +51 1 613 6868 (), [2]. Tues-Sun 9AM-3PM. Adults S/.3.00, Students, Children S/.2,00. (-12.0605,-77.1481) edit

Jesus Maria[edit]

  • Centro Cultural Peruano Japonésa, Av. Gregorio Escobedo 803, Jesús María, +51 1 463 0606, [3]. Art gallery, museum, library and a theatre across the street.  edit
  • Museo de Antropología y Agricultura Precolombina (Centro de Investigaciones de Zonas Aridas, Universidad Nacional Agraria), Calle Camilo Carrillo 300-A, Jesús María, +51 1 433 5616 (), [4].  edit

Pueblo Libre[edit]

  • Casa Museo Julia Codesido, Paso de los Andes 500, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 463 8579.  edit
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History (Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia del Perú), Plaza Bolívar, Pueblo Libre., [6]. Quite good and very didactic; the area surrounding it is worth a walk.  edit
  • Antigua Taberna Queirolo, Corner Av. Vivianco and Av. San Martín, Pueblo Libre., [7]. A historical tavern, not a bad place to stop for lunch, next door is a cellar where you can taste test a few Peruvian wines and grab a few bottles to take home with you.  edit
  • Santiago Queirolo, Av. San Martín 1062, Pueblo Libre., +51 1 463 1008, [8]. Santiago Queirolo is the cellar next to the Antigua Taberna Queirolo.  edit
  • Museo Larco (Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco Hoyle), Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 461 1312, [9]. 9AM-10PM, holidays 9AM-6PM. Showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3,000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, in Pueblo Libre. Popular thanks to its ample collection of erotic pottery from the Mochica culture and the gold and jewelry of ancient Peru. Adult 30 soles, over 65, 25 soles, students 15 soles children (under 15) 15 soles.  edit

San Isidro[edit]

  • ARTCO, Roaud y Paz Soldan 325 San Isidro (alt cdra 10 de Camino Real), +51 1 221 3579. Galería de Arte  edit
  • Camino Brent, Burgos 170, San Isidro, +51 1 422 2205. Mon-Sat 4PM-8PM. Art gallery  edit
  • Centro Cultural Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Camino Real 1075, San Isidro, +51 1 222 6899, [11].  edit.
  • Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, Pardo y Aliaga 676, San Isidro, +51 1 222 5714 (), [12]. Mon-Sat 11AM-8PM.  edit
  • La Galería, Conde de la Monclova 255, San Isidro, +51 1 422 1099. Art gallery  edit
  • Museo de la Identificación RENIEC, Av. Paseo de la República 3505, San Isidro, +51 1 513-8080 (anexo 1158).  edit
  • Museo Marina Núñez del Prado - Biblioteca Falcón, Calle Antero Aspíllaga 300, San Isidro, +51 1 422 0208.  edit
  • Museo de Sitio de Huallamarca (Pan de Azúcar), Av. Nicolás de Rivera 201, San Isidro, [13]. Archealogical site and museum.  edit
  • Oleos Peruanos, Club Empresarial, Av. Principal 165 , Torre Real III, San Isidro, [14]. Art gallery  edit

San Miguel[edit]

  • Museo George Petersen de Ingeniería de Minas de la PUCP (Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma), Av. Universitaria cuadra 18, San Miguel, +51 1 460 2870.  edit
  • Museo Interactivo de Lima (Parque de la Imaginación), Av. José de la Riva Agüero cdra 8, San Miguel ((entre la Universidad Católica y el Parque de las Leyendas)), +51 1 628-1804 / 628-1805.  edit
  • Parque de las Leyendas, Av. Las Leyendas 580-586, San Miguel (12º 04' 20 S 77º 05' 14 W), [16]. Everyday 9AM-6PM. The park is home to the zoo and botanical garden of Lima, the ancient city of Maranga and the museum of Ernst W. Middendorf. There's a lot to see here, everything from hippos to mummies. Adults 9 soles, children 4.50 soles, 0.50 soles less on weekdays, 1 soles more on holidays. (-77.0872,-12.0722) edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Sea Lions on Islas Palomino
  • Cruise, [17]. To Islas Palomino (Palomino Islands are located at short distance from the port of Lima, Callao. These small islands are inhabited by small colonies of sea lions, Peruvian boobies and Guanay cormorants. This is a reasonable alternative excursion to the famous Ballestas Islands in Paracas if you are spending some days in Lima and can not travel south to Pisco and Paracas, and also if you want to swim with the sea lions. (In Ballestas that is forbidden.)Tickets are available at the port for 100 Soles (March 2011) including a swim with the sea lions and a lunch or for 70 Soles (March 2011) (on the other corner of the square)just for a round trip with the boat.  edit
  • Surfing. The city of kings is one of the few South American capitals in front of the sea and it happens to be inbetween different sea currents. Lima is a paradise for surfers and those that love seafood. Lima´s cuisine is considered one of the best and more diverse in the world.  edit

Golf[edit]

  • Lima Golf Club, Av. Camino Real 770, San Isidro (12º 06' 08 S 77º 02' 19 W), (511) 442 6006 (), [18]. 18 Hole golf course, tennis, squash, gymnasium, swimming pools, bar, restaurant, fulbito (miniture soccer).  edit

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Shopping Centers[edit]

  • Camino Real, Av. Camino Real 348, San Isidro, Lima. Modern shopping mall. Shops, restaurants, cinemas, not to mention a skating rink  edit
  • La Marina Open Plaza, (12° 4' 46 S 77° 5' 18 W). A large modern shopping mall with restaurants, cinemas and shops  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Brena[edit]

  • El Rinconcito de Chela, Jr. Chamaya 1208, Breña, +51 1 423 0748. Seafood  edit

Jesus Maria[edit]

  • Cebicheria María, Av. Cuba 1200, Jesús María, +51 1 332 2815, [19].  edit
  • Don Fernando, Av. General Garzón 1788, Jesús María, +51 1 261 0361, [20]. Peruvian  edit
  • Todo Peru, Av. Santa Cruz 179, Jesús María, +51 1 719 8906. Criollo  edit

Magdalena del Mar[edit]

  • Pez Caio, Av. Del Ejercito 385, Magdalena del Mar, +51 1 689 4994. Seafood  edit

Pueblo Libre[edit]

  • Cafe del Museo (Museo Larco), Av. Bolívar 1515, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 462 4757 (), [23]. 9AM-6PM. Managed by chef Gaston Acurio (from Astrid y Gaston restaurant). The restaurant looks like an art gallery decorated with fine colonial sculptures, and the terrace has a beautiful view of the museum and gardens. Seafood, beef, lamb, soups, pasta, options for vegetarians and choices for children (pizza, burgers).  edit
  • El Bolivariano, Psje. Santa Rosa 291, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 261 9565, [24].  edit
  • Ku Mar, Av. La Alborada 1263, Magdalena Vieja, +51 1 337 7309. Cevicheria  edit

San Isidro[edit]

  • Edo sushi bar. Sushi.  edit
  • Malabar, Camino Real 101, San Isidro. Famous chef Schiaffino.  edit
  • José Antonio, Jr. Bernardo Monteagudo 200 Orrantia del Mar, San Isidro, +51 1 264 0188 / 264 3284, [26]. Criolla  edit

San Miguel[edit]

  • Hikari, Av. La Mar 2339, San Miguel, +51 1 464 7081, [27]. Chicken  edit
  • Mi Propiedad Privada, Av. Costanera 1010, San Miguel, +51 1 578 7110.  edit
  • Señor Limón - Camacho, Av. La Mar 2311, San Miguel, +51 1 562 3518. Seafood  edit
  • Trattoria Pasta y Basta, Ave Brigida Silva de Ochoa 390, San Miguel, +51 1 566 5388.  edit

More[edit]

  • Norkys, [28]. Chicken, chips, salad, steak, deserts, delivery  edit
  • Roky's, +51 1 613 5000, [29]. Roast chicken, chips, salad, steak, deserts, delivery.  edit
  • Rustica, [30]. Pizzas, pastas, chicken, grilled meat, buffets.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Brena[edit]

  • Casa Ana, Jr. Pichincha 415, Breña, Lima. (Near Hospital del Niño in Av. Brazil. Take Jr. Independencia, one block. Turn right into Jr. Pichincha. Almost one block. Casa Ana is to the right at 415.), +51 1 423 0718 (), [31]. checkin: 12:00; checkout: 11:00. A friendly, quiet bed and breakfast in central Lima. Run by a Peruvian family, with help by Hein (Dutch). At walking distance from historic center (walking map available for free). For budget travellers. From US$14 (single room with breakfast). Hot showers, roof terrace, free wifi. Pick up from airport possible at any time of day or night. US$14. (12º03´45.45´´S,77º02'45.49´´W) edit

Pueblo Libre[edit]

  • Hostal Restaurant Mauro Inn, Av La Marina 1640 Lt. 12 - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 463 7620.  edit
  • Hostal Bolivar, Av Bolívar 882 - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 463 1466.  edit
  • Hostal Caribe Inn, Av. La Alborada 1341 Urb. Las Brisas - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 425 8645.  edit
  • Hostal Lube, Av. Colombia 217 - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 330 3444.  edit
  • Hostal El Bouquet, San José 463 (Cdra 11 De Sucre Y 4 De La Marina) - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 461 7207.  edit
  • Hotel Pueblo Libre, Av. San Martín 294, Pueblo Libre, +51 1 261 6975.  edit
  • Hospedaje Residencial Santa Fe, Jirón Santa Fe # 328 , Pueblo Libre, +51 1 461 8263 (), [33]. Spanish, English and French languages spoken. From about S/.40.00.  edit
  • Peregrinus, Av. La Alborada Nº 1378, Urb. Las Brisas - Pueblo Libre, +51 1 337 6188 (), [34]. Breakfast, TV, Internet, hot water, free coffee From S/.36.00.  edit


San Isidro[edit]

  • Country Club Lima Hotel, Los Eucaliptos 590, San Isidro, +51 1 611 9000, [37].  edit
  • Garden Hotel, Av. R. Rivera Navarrete 450, San Isidro, +51 1 442 1771, [41]. From about S/.260.00.  edit
  • Hotel El Marques, Chinchón 461, San Isidro, +51 1 442 0046, [43]. From about S/.225.00.  edit
  • Hotel Las Palmeras, Av. Las Palmeras 240, San Isidro, +51 1 422 3887 (), [46]. TV, Internet, private bathrooms, bar fridge, restaurant, bar. From S/.50.00.  edit
  • Hotel Roosevelt, Calle Alvarez Calderón 194, San Isidro, +51 1 222 0012, [48].  edit
  • Los Delfines Hotel, Calle los Eucaliptos 555, San Isidro, +51 1 215 7000.  edit
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites San Isidro, Av. Las Palmeras 240, San Isidro, +51 1 422 3887.  edit
  • Sonesta Posada del Inca, Pancho Fierro 194, San Isidro, +51 1 712 6000. TV, kitchen, minibar  edit

Other areas[edit]

  • Pay Purix, Av. Bertello Bolatti (Intersections Avenues Japón and Bocanegra), Av. Japón (Ex Bertello), Mz. F, Lote 5, Urb. Los Jazmines, 1ra. Etapa, Callao, +51 1 484-9118, [56]. 8 min walk from the airport, a very cheap taxi ride, or you can use their pickup service. Private rooms availabe. This hostel has a cool yet clean vibe to it with a bar in the back. The owner is very helpful and make sure to ask him the easy way to get to Lima Center (you will save a lot of Taxi Cost) Dorms range from 32-40 soles.  edit
  • Peru RoadTrip Bed & Breakfast, Hipolito Unanue (San Miguel next to the Parque De Las Leyendas), +511 650-2506, [57]. 10 min from Lima International Airport in a gated community. 5 room family style B&B is run by a Peruvian/American couple in their 30s. Airport transfers are offered any time day or night. If you have a bit more time in the city or in Peru they also offer city tours and road trips. Large hot breakfasts are included in the price along with hot tea and bottled drinking water which are offered 24 hr/day. WiFi, hot water, kitchen, common areas, TV room, bikes, free surfing. US$19.  edit

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