Souvenir Shopping, Lima (Self Guided)

It would be a pity to leave Lima without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. 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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Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Peru » Lima (See other walking tours in Lima)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Author: Daniel
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Bodega Santiago Queirolo

1) Bodega Santiago Queirolo

What to buy here: Pisco.

The strong, colorless type of brandy, which comes from the region of Ica, Peru, is known as Pisco. Pisco was produced in the late 16th century, and took the name from the town of Pisco, located on the coast of Peru. Peruvian Pisco is produced from many types of grapes grown in the region of the Ica Valley around Pisco and the Ica rivers. The grapes are fermented and distilled into a strong aguardiente. The flavor, aroma, viscosity and appearance of the liquor varies. Due to this, there are different types of Pisco: Quebranta grape pisco (having an aroma of fruits, such as raisins and almonds), Aromatic pisco (having an aroma of tropical fruits, such as pineapple and dried fruits), and Acholado (having an aroma of figs and prunes). Pisco is the national spirit of Peru, which is the main ingredient for many cocktails. Drinks, such as: pisco punch, pisco sour, serena libre, algarrobina, chilcano, Peru libre and capitán, are all examples of cocktails based in Pisco. Each bottle Starts at S/.30 at Bodega Santiago Queirolo, located on Av. San Martín 1062, in Pueblo Libre, open from 8:15am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and from 8:15 to 2pm on Saturdays.
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Feria Artesanal

2) Feria Artesanal

What to buy here: Chullos (Peruvian Wool Caps) | Purses with Native Motifs.

Chullo is a traditional winter cap with earflaps, woven with vicuña, alpaca or sheep wool. This Peruvian cap is used by locals to ward off the cold weather in the Andean Mountain region. It has also become a popular fashion accessory, which cannot be lacking to those who visit Peru. Chullos are hand-woven, rich in bright colors and according to tradition, each chullo design tells a story. Chullos made of alpaca wool, are more expensive. The Feria Artesanal or artisans' market has a wide variety of handmade textiles, especially Chullos. It is located on Avenida la Marina (blocks 6-10) in the Pueblo Libre district, open daily from noon to 8pm. Chullos start at $7.50.
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Puro Corazon (Pure heart)

3) Puro Corazon (Pure heart)

What to buy here: Purses with Native Motifs.

Beautiful purses are hand made from alpaca or vicuña wool, with native and modern embroidered designs. Visit Puro Corazon (Pure heart), a superb boutique located on Calle Manuel Gonzales de la Rosa 235, in San Isidro. The owner, Carolina Restrepo, is a Colombian fashion designer. Her work has been inspired by Peru and the Ayacucho artisans, which has facilitated the production of a variety of purses and handbags. Puro Corazon is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 8:30 to 5 pm.
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Camino Real Mall

4) Camino Real Mall

What to buy here: Leather Goods.

Peruvian leather is among the finest and most affordable in South America. Its strength, durability and longevity, with adequate care, allow it to last four times longer than other fabrics and vinyl materials. Coats, jackets, purses, wallets, belts, shoes and even furniture are all products made of embossed leather, created by master leather craftsmen. Established in 1973, the Renzo Costa company turned into one of the most important companies in the market of leather goods in Peru. They specialized in fine leather clothing and accessories. Renzo Costa has different stores in Lima. Go to Camino Real Mall, located on Avenida Camino Real 492, Level “B”, Store 72, open on Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm.
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Wong Supermarket

5) 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. Visit Wong Supermarkets, on Avenida 2 de mayo 1099, in San Isidro or on Avenida Santa Cruz 771, in Los Sirus in Miraflores, open on Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 10 pm.

Walking Tours in Lima, Peru

Create Your Own Walk in Lima

Create Your Own Walk in Lima

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lima is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Miraflores Souvenir Shopping

Miraflores Souvenir Shopping

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
The Romance of Lima

The Romance of Lima

Located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Lima makes it the ideal place for a couple to spend some memorable time together. Tourists may walk along the beaches, visit the park of lovers, and/or spend an evening in a restaurant with beautiful view of the sea.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a huge, thriving metropolis established by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. The carefully preserved city center has retained much of its original colonial character set in the stones of numerous Baroque and Renaissance cathedrals, colonial mansions and palaces, many of which are included in this city orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
Lima: Exploring Miraflores

Lima: Exploring Miraflores

Miraflores is the most attractive district for tourists in all of Lima. The district offers phenomenal views of the ocean, as well as amazing seashore restaurants, shops, parks, and interesting archaeological sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Lima Museums

Lima Museums

The capital of Peru is Lima. The city has a rich history of pre-Columbian heritage as well as a former oasis for American Indian culture. In 1535, the area was conquered by Francisco Pizarro - a Spanish conquistador - and officially became known as Lima.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Cultural Tour of Lima

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lima for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lima has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lima, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.