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Chorrillos, Lima

Chorrillos - Lima, Peru
Chorrillos
Costa de Lima, Lima, Peru 09Map
+51 1 444 3027
Neighborhood: Chorrillos
Overview

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 picanterĂ­as (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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