Explore the beautifully located Miraflores
Miraflores district located to the south of Central Lima is a popular tourist spot for those visiting the province of Lima. Beautifully located on cliffs overhanging the ocean, Miraflores is well-known for its lovely parks and gardens, fantastic beaches and great shopping opportunities.
Miraflores was officially founded on 2 January 1857. The Battle of Miraflores took place in here during the War of the Pacific. Some 2000 people lost their lives and Chilean forces pillaged the district. Miraflores thus became known as the "Heroic City".
Situated in Miaraflores is the important archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca temple made from mud brick. Those interested in history with enjoy a visit to Museo Amano where in you will find Yoshitaro Amano's personal collection of artifacts. Exhibis include textiles and ceramics arranged in chronological order to shed light on the changes that took place over the years.
Tourists often stay in Miraflores whilst visiting Lima as it has an abundance of hotels, shopping areas, pubs and restaurants. Parque Kennedy is the main plaza. Flea markets and exhibitions of art are often held here. A fabulous shopping mall situated in Miraflores houses a cinema, stores, a food court, arcades, nightclubs and bowling alleys. It is a fantastic place for people of all ages. Downtown you will come to Pizza Street with its many pubs and entertainment venues. Miraflores is also a rich cultural district with art galleries and theatres.
Along Costa Verde or the Green Coast there are a couple of beaches. The waves here are perfect for surfers and the bright sun draws sunbathers to the shores. Unfortunately the beaches are somewhat rocky and more popular sandy beaches such as Punta Negra and Punta Hermosa are found in the south of Lima. Miraflore's impressive cliffs are a paragliders dream. Paragliding lessons are on offer for the adventurous.
Many hotels in Lima's Miraflores have recently sprung up. Amongst Miraflores' hotels are some famous international brands. Lima's Miraflores' hotels offer superb service and provide excellent facilities. Some people enjoy Miraflores so much that the purchase holiday homes in the district. You can find out about property for sale in Miraflores online or through an estate agent.
Miraflores is the perfect holiday destination for fun-filled days and lively nights.