Shopping in Lima: Handcrafts, Souvenirs and Malls
The city of Lima has modern shopping malls where you can find department stores with the latest fashion, fine shoe stores, international boutiques and gourmet restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious aperitif between bouts of shopping. In the San Isidro and Miraflores districts, you can find a number of traditional markets that can be found indoors and out. They normally offer competitive prices, a great variety of products made in Peru, made by artisans from all over who come to Lima to sell their wares. Here you can find regional products like Andean handicrafts, ceramic figures, hats and Alpaca wool sweaters made by the Quechuas.
Larcomar Shopping Center
The Larcomar is one of the most modern shopping centers in the country. Found in the heart of the Miraflores district, it has first class services. If you are looking for fine perfume, designer clothing or a good place to eat, this is the place that has it all. Larcomar has department stores, cafes, a cinema, a theater, jewelry shops, a karaoke bar, beauty salons and restaurants.
The Mercado (translated as "Indio Market") is located in the Miraflores district and is one of the best handicraft markets in Lima. It has a large variety of locales that sell products from ethnic groups from around the country. Walking around, you'll be able to get a sense of the beautiful culture of the Incas. There is jewelry, clothing, Alpaca wool sweaters, ceramic items, carved wood, furniture and paintings. This market is a wonderful experience, providing access to the indigenous culture of Peru.
This modern and picturesque shopping center is found in the Surco area of Lima. Families and young people come together to enjoy their time off here. Plaza Jockey has numerous locales, fast food restaurants, cafes, a cinema, toy stores, department stores, a theater, a bowling alley and a large parking lot.
Known as the "Mercado Central", it can be found in the center of the city, south of the main plaza. It offers the most traditional handicrafts from the Andes. Small musical groups play here and fill the stalls with Latin American and Andean rhythms. Locals and foreigners meet here, where tradition and Peruvian culture abound. The ethnic groups of Peru sell the most representative traditional handicrafts at really accessible prices, things like jewelry, Alpaca wool sweaters, artwork, antiques, paintings and clothes are among the many items you can find here.
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