This place, which gets its name from the constant trickle of water, was the setting of important episodes in the war with Chile (1879-1883). From republican times, only a select group of the large old houses have survived, as the majority were burnt down as a result of the conflict. It is famous for its beach resorts at La Herradura, its restaurants, particularly the picanterías (specializing in spicy dishes). The astronomical observatory 'El Planetario' is situated here, built on the historical Morro Solar. From Chorrillos, you can also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the bay of Lima and out to the island of San Lorenzo in el Callao.
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