Where to go shopping in Lima? 10 interesting options
Lima is the capital of Peru. Approximately 9 million people live there. For so much demand from people there are various shopping centers and markets where various types of products are sold. In this list you will discover ten interesting options for shopping in the city of Lima. Take advantage and enjoy a good day of shopping!
Larcomar is the most touristic shopping center and one of the most modern in Lima. It is located in the heart of the Miraflores district. It stands out for its exclusive shops, its fine restaurants and, above all, for its beautiful views of the sea (it is located on a boardwalk). It extends for 45 thousand square meters. Its inauguration was in 1998. It is very popular with foreign tourists as well as Peruvian citizens. It offers restaurants, bars, cinemas, supermarkets and different shops of the best brands.
- Address: Reserve Boardwalk 610, Miraflores.
The Jiron de la Union
The Jirón de la Unión is one of the most historic streets in the city of Lima. It connects the Main Square with the San Martín square for eleven blocks. It is located in the center of the city. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a place of transit for the Lima aristocracy. For hundreds of years, the main businesses of the city have been housed there, such as cafes, restaurants, clothing stores and more. Lima society used the word ‘jironear’ for the action of going shopping on this famous street. Since the second half of the 20th century, it has lost its status as an aristocratic street to be visited by people from all social classes in the city. It stands out for its cinemas, clothing stores, food, bars and even nightclubs.
- Address: Jirón de la Unión s/n, Cercado de Lima.
The Jockey Plaza
The Jockey Plaza is one of the largest shopping centers in the city of Lima. It is located in the Surco district. In its 163 thousand square meters there are more than fifty stores of different brands. There are even food courts, movie theaters, gyms, supermarkets, clinics and much more. It is called ‘Jockey’ because it is located next to the Monterrico racetrack. Its beginnings date back to 1997. Over the years, it increased its investment until it became the largest shopping center with the most stalls in the country.
- Address: Javier Prado Avenue Este 4200, Santiago de Surco.
Centro Cívico Real Plaza
This shopping center is one of the most important in the chain of shopping centers that exist in up to thirteen cities in Peru. It was inaugurated in 2009. It is in the heart of the city, close to tourist attractions such as the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Jirón de la Unión, the Parque de la Exposición and more. It has more than 120 stores including supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, food court and more. It is connected to the tourist district of Miraflores by the ‘Blue Line’ buses. It is very popular with Limeños from all over the city.
- Address: Garcilaso de la Vega Avenue 1337, Cercado de Lima.
In the Indian market, tourists can get the most interesting souvenirs during their visit to the city of Lima. Limeños can also get various interesting products from different parts of the country there. It is located in the district of Miraflores. It stands out for the clothing made of alpaca. Also for the poles, t-shirts and utensils with logos of Peru. Much of their crafts are brought from the mountains of the country (such as Cusco, Huancayo, Cajamarca, etc.). Products from the jungle region are also sold. Prices are lower compared to specialized stores in Miraflores.
- Address: Petit Thouars Avenue 5321, Miraflores.
Plaza San Miguel
Plaza San Miguel is the oldest shopping center in the city of Lima. It was inaugurated in 1976 on land belonging to the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. As its name indicates, it is located in the district of San Miguel. It currently has more than 170 stores, including cinemas, gyms, supermarkets, food courts and more. Due to its history and innovative stores, it is one of the busiest shopping centers in the city: it receives more than 12 million people each year.
- Address: Petit Thouars Avenue 5245, Miraflores.
Mall del Sur
This shopping center is one of the largest in Lima. It is located in the south of the city, on the border of the districts of Surco and San Juan de Miraflores. It was inaugurated in 2016 with an investment of 200 million soles. It has an area of 35,000 square meters distributed over six floors with various stores such as: supermarkets, movie theaters, gyms, food courts and more. It has a modern, extensive and pleasant infrastructure for the visit. Receive thousands of people every day.
- Address: Los Lirios avenue s/n, San Juan de Miraflores (Panamericana Sur).
Plaza Norte is one of the largest shopping centers in Lima. It is located north of the city, in the district of Independencia. It was inaugurated in 2009 being one of the largest commercial emporiums in the city of Lima. It has an area of 200 thousand square meters divided into four levels where supermarkets, clothes, food court, cinema, gym and even nightclubs stand out. Very close is the ‘Plaza Norte’ land terminal with departures to different parts of Peru, especially the northern cities. It stands out from other malls for its theater, farm, car dealership, and chapel.
- Address: Crossing Tomas Valle Avenue with Panamericana Norte, Independencia.
Mega Plaza is one of the most popular and crowded shopping malls in Lima. It is north of the city, very close to the Plaza Norte shopping center. It belongs to the district of Independence. People from all over the city arrive there, especially from the so-called ‘Northern Cone’. It was inaugurated in 2002. It covers an area of 60 thousand square meters with stores such as supermarkets, gyms, cinemas, food court, cafes, bars and more. It has branches in other cities of Peru such as Chimbote, Cañete, Pisco, Barranca, Chincha, Huaral, Jaén and more.
- Address: Alfredo Mendiola avenue 3698, Independencia (Panamericana Norte).
Gamarra is a commercial emporium specialized in the fashion industry. It is very popular and visited mainly due to its good prices. It is attended by people from Lima and citizens from other parts of Peru. Even foreigners. It is in the district of La Victoria, in the center of the city. Its beginnings date back to 1889. Businessmen Bartolomé Boggio from Italy and Enrique Price from the United States started the textile industry in the place. Then, especially with the urban migration of the mid-20th century, Gamarra grew exponentially. Today it houses more than 40 thousand stores. Almost all specialized in clothing although there are also restaurants, cafes and more.
- Address: Aviación Avenue with Unanue Street, La Victoria.
By Machupicchu Terra – Last updated, February 25, 2022