Souvenir Shopping (Self Guided), Lima

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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Souvenir Shopping Map

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 or 4.8 Miles
Author: Daniel
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bodega Santiago Queirolo
  • Feria Artesanal
  • Puro Corazon (Pure heart)
  • Camino Real Mall
  • Wong Supermarket
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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.

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