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With flower-filled parks and wide swaths of green overlooking the ocean, it's no wonder travelers flock to this seaside suburb. Miraflores has Lima's best selection of hotels and restaurants, which is why most people stay here, but it is also the city's cultural hub. There are plenty of boutiques and galleries, as well as bars, cafés, and dance clubs. Some people who find themselves in
Lima for a short time never leave this little haven.
At its center is Parque Miraflores, sitting like a slice of pie between Avenida José Larco and Avenida Diagonal. On the eastern side is the Iglesia de la Virgen Milagrosa, the neighborhood's largest church. The colonial-style building next door is the Palacio Municipal de Miraflores, where most governmental business takes place.
Barranco is a mix of bohemian, historic, and run down, but the area along the coast is the most charming of Lima's neighborhoods. On weekend...
In the colonial era Lima was the seat of power for the viceroyalty of Peru. It held sway over a swath of land that extended from Panama to Chile...