ARTS AND CULTUREMiraﬂores is Lima’s center of the Arts. We’re always promoting expositions, interventions as “Music in your park”, poetry,and hosting places for people to express through the arts.
ARTS AND CULTURE Miraﬂores hosts most ofthe bookstores, theaters,galleries and coffee shops in Lima. Even a Book Fair takes place once a year in our main park!
LITERATURE “Peru is for me (…) the corner of Diego Ferré and Colón, in Lima’s Miraﬂores —we called it the Happy Neighborhood— where I exchanged short pants for long trousers, smoked my ﬁrst cigarette, learned to dance, fall in love, and open my heart to girls”. Mario Vargas Llosa Nobel Prize in Literature 2010, Acceptance Speech
SPORTS We have many places to practice sports, for youngs and elders too. Parasailing, skate boarding and surf are some of the activities practiced here.
HISTORY The Huaca Pucllana, a great adobe and clay pyramid located in Miraﬂores, served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD.
HISTORYThe Battle of Miraﬂores occured on January 15, 1881 in our district. It was an important battle during the War of thePaciﬁc that was fought between Chile and the forces of Peru.Although, the chilean forces ﬁnally invaded Lima, miraﬂoreans battled with courage defending the city.