Miraflores Souvenir Shopping (Self Guided), Lima

Tourists will indulge themselves in a number of traditional items from across Peru when shopping in Lima. Miraflores, a district in Lima, attracts a large number of tourists each year due to its abundance of shops. The markets range from boutiques, artisan markets, antique shops, jewelry, and clothes. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Lima, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Miraflores Souvenir Shopping Map

Guide Name: Miraflores Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Peru » Lima (See other walking tours in Lima)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: Daniel
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Wong Supermarket
  • Chocolates Helena
  • Artesanias Massiel-Indian Market
  • Inka Plaza
  • Kuntur Wasi
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Wong Supermarket

1) Wong Supermarket

What to buy here: Peruvian Rum.

Peru not only produces the best Pisco, but also has been awarded as a superior rum producer with a gold medal, as of 2009. Rum is a distilled beverage made from Peruvian sugarcane, which is fermented in stainless steel, using anaerobic fermentation, and is then aged in three different types oak casks. The best product is made from a blend of 10 year old rum with 30 year old rum. Ron Cartavio, a brand of Peruvian rum, offers premium varieties, leveling to XO products. Ron Cartavio’s XO, is premium rum, with excellent quality and an outstanding price. It is blended with intense aromas of dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate and honey. Each 25 ounce bottle costs $45, which can be bought in the liquor and wine section of any Supermarket.
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Chocolates Helena

2) Chocolates Helena

What to buy here: Traditional Sweets.

There is not a lot of information about the consumption of desserts by the Incas. Peruvians were introduced to sweets by Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. In colonial times, desserts and sweets were prepared by nuns in convents, a tradition that still remains to this day. There are sweets from the coast, highlands and jungle of Peru. These sweets capture tourists when they visit Peru. The most well known of the sweets are turrón, king-kong, tejas, natilla and alfajores, which are especially packaged to undergo international customs. Prices change according to the presentation, amount and packaging, but usually start at S/.10 at any supermarket, such as Wong, Plaza Vea or Vivanda.
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Artesanias Massiel-Indian Market

3) Artesanias Massiel-Indian Market

What to buy here: Copper Plates.

Copper, an abundant metal in Peru, has been tailored to fit different uses, from the earliest civilizations, up to now. Copper is a well known metal in Peru, which has been around since the pre-Inca period. Gilded work on copper by ancient Peruvians has reached a high level of development and perfection. Artistic copper plates are highly coveted by tourists who visit Peru. The engravings portray various motifs, including animal figures, peasants, Peruvian pictures and the well-known Tumi, depicting a three-dimensional portrait in different colors. The plate always comes with a small hanger on the back, to easily be hang on a wall.
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Inka Plaza

4) Inka Plaza (must see)

This plaza in Miraflores offers a large variety of Peruvian items, clothes, jewelry, and souvenirs. The handicrafts market also features a wide selection of products from the Andes, including alpaca sweaters and scarfs. Inka Plaza is a phenomenal place to land a great deal, as the owners are always willing to bargain.

What to buy here: Silver Jewelry.

Silver gilding in Peru dates back to 10,000 B.C., near the Lurin valley. This ancient activity was undertaken by people for magical and religious purposes. During the Inca Empire, silver was a very important material due to its sophisticated metallurgic alloys. Furthermore, it was used for religious offerings. Traditionally, silver was related to the moon, similarly as gold related to the sun, which is why silver was considered the metal of the kings and Incas alike. Some years later, when the Spanish silversmiths arrived, Peruvian and Spanish craftmanship merged together, creating a huge ornamental wealth. Currently, Peruvian silver workers continue this tradition, using age old techniques, such as: laminating, imprinting, shaping and engraving this metal. Everything from necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and charms can be found nowadays in Peruvian markets. The price of every piece of jewelry can vary, depending on the design and the types of precious stones used.

Why You Should Visit:
Nice and safe location, lots of stalls and options, and decent prices.

Tip:
Take time to compare prices as from store to store you can save many soles for the same product.
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Kuntur Wasi

5) Kuntur Wasi

What to buy here: Dolls and Stuffed Animals.

Dolls and stuffed animals are made with natural fabric, depicting typical costumes and local fauna, such as, llamas, alpacas, vicunas, guinea pigs or birds. Peruvian handmade dolls have been exceptionally popular. The artisans recreate gala costumes with vast detail, including rich colors and embroidery, which Andean women are known for. This craft requires a great deal of patience and creativity to produce clothing for these dolls. The delightful stuffed animals are perfect as small gifts for children and infants. They are mostly made out of baby alpaca, which make them exceptionally soft, silky and durable. Kuntur Wasi is a well known shop full of the highest-quality popular art. Some great picks for collectors can be found here!

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