Miraflores – the district of the beautiful and wealthy in Lima

Probably the most popular area of ​​the Peruvian capital, Lima, Miraflores, attracts with its excellent restaurants, international hotels, colorful shops, beaches and the general style, so it is so unique in the rather gray Lima.

Here you can walk along well-kept avenues or watch the Flying Merchants at Kennedy Park, shop at luxury boutiques or major shopping malls, or try surfing and paragliding. Granted, everything in Miraflores is a bit more expensive than in the rest of the city, but the quaint surroundings and charm of this neighborhood make up for it.

Like many areas on the coast, the first settlers lived in Miraflores centuries ago. And yet, today only one historical site commemorates the pre-Columbian inhabitants, the Huaca Pucllana, a clay pyramid that has not yet been fully excavated and explored.

Shortly after Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, the Spaniards also settled in Miraflores. Over the years, Miraflores became increasingly the summer residence of the rich and a popular spa. In the saltpeter war, the “Battle of Miraflores” was won here against the Chilean aggressors, which earned Miraflores the epithet “Ciudad de los Héroes”, but did not change the fact that Lima fell the next day anyway .

Today, Miraflores is one of the most fashionable areas of Lima, the perfect balance between the new and the old: on the one hand, the colonial houses well preserved or restored, on the other hand ultramodern residential and commercial complexes and modern restaurants.

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