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CREATIVE CITIES: LIMA

Mark Tungate 2019-03-14

How to navigate the third largest city in the Americas? Juan Takehara, director of content at Codigo.pe, a respected communications journal, provides his personal guide to Peru’s populous capital.

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The most creative museum or gallery

For me the MAC(Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Av. Grau 1511, Barranco) is one of the most interesting places for creative minds.  It has a cool participatory approach that focuses on children and young people. For example, on Sundays family visits are encouraged and a guided tour and an art workshop are included in the price. 

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The café where you go to read, write or be inspired

In the midst of the wave of new coffee shops that are opening in Lima, a place like Puku Puku(Avenida Pardo y Aliaga 695, San Isidro), part of a small chain, inspires a friendly, artisanal and warm state of being. With a décor featuring 50% recycled material, it offers small-batch coffee and craft beer.

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A restaurant with a difference

We’re in Lima, so choosing a single place to eat is almost sacrilege. Leaving aside renowned restaurants and so-called “huariques” (small family run places), I would choose La Plazita (San Fernando 380, Miraflores), an open-air place where people go to eat, drink and have a good time in a stylish yet laid-back atmosphere. Especially on a warm summer night, it works very well. Salads, burgers, veggie, ceviche: there’s something for everyone.

The most creative neighbourhood

Walking through the historic centre of Lima is a rewarding experience both day or night. One can visit the nearby bars, take pictures, stroll around cathedrals and governmental palaces – or even go horseback riding. 

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The store you can’t pass without going in

In Lima there are not many neighbourhood bookstores, created for a customer interested in hard-to-find books or less well-known authors. Babel(Calle Coronel Inclán 300, Miraflores) is a good option for those who like to browse and collect more varied works.

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