Jirón de la Unión Shopping Walk (Self Guided), Lima

Downtown Lima promises great shopping, riveting history and fantastic food. The lively center of Peru's capital city is as beautiful as it is fascinating. If shopping is the order of the day, explore Jiron de la Union, a long pedestrianized street lined with plenty of boutiques. There are clothing stores and shoe shops and the popular department store chain Saga Falabella also has a presence.

Break up your shopping expedition with some refreshments in one of the street's bars and restaurants or relax in either of the main squares that cap the road. At one end is the Plaza de Armas, where the city was born. This picturesque square is surrounded by several historic buildings, including the Cathedral of Lima and the Archbishop's Palace of Lima.

At the opposite end of Jiron de la Union is the Plaza San Martin. This wide public square was inaugurated in 1921 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Peru's independence. At its center is the Monument to José de San Martín, Peru’s liberator and a national hero. Both squares are great places to come for people watching.

Among the city's other historic landmarks to be found in the downtown area are the 16th-century Cathedral of La Merced and a monument to the former Peruvian president Ramon Castilla.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Jirón de la Unión Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: Jirón de la Unión Shopping Walk
Guide Location: Peru » Lima
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: MilaT

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