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Chorrillos, which means a “constant trickle of water,” is a lesser-known neighborhood in Lima. Once a beach resort town, it was the scene of heavy fighting during the war between Peru and Chile in 1880-1881, and much of it was destroyed. Today, Chorrillos is tucked up against the Pacific Ocean and offers stunning panoramic views of the bay of Lima and the island of San Lorenzo off Callao's coast. With an atmosphere that resembles a fish market and décor to match, the mood is very relaxed in Chorrillos. Famous for its beach resorts at La Herradura and restaurants specializing in spicy dishes, this neighborhood is not without its attractions. The astronomical observatory El Planetario is built on the historical Morro Solar. The Malecón, the town’s seaside boardwalk, is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon.

Other neighborhoods in Lima: Lima Airport, Miraflores, San Isidro, Callao, Barranco, Pueblo Libre, Central Lima and San Borja.

By Kristi Mohrbacher
Compassionate. Fun. Loving. Spontaneous....
07 Feb 2012

Things to do in Chorrillos

Pantanos de Villa

The only protected area in metropolitan Lima, the Pantanos de Villa (Villa Wetlands) is an ecological park just 30 minutes from downtown Lima. The swamps, or humedales (humid lands), cover more than ...
City Park
Chorrillos, Lima, Peru

El MalecĂłn

Once considered the soul of Chorrillos this boardwalk, used to be where local spend lazy afternoons and moonlit evenings. Since then, El MalecĂłn has undergone two transformations, the first after ...
City Walk
Chorrillos, Lima, Peru

Planetario y Observatorio AstronĂłmico de Lima

Lima\'s planetarium and astronomical observatory was erected on the historical Morro Solar, a landmark location of important events during the War of the Pacific against Chile (1879-1883). From this ...
Other Activity
Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
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