Lima is not a shopping destination, but it cannot be
said that it is bad for that purpose. In general, prices
are similar to those in Brazil, with a tendency to be
lower; so it is always necessary to calculate whether it
is worth buying the product abroad.
When it comes to
shopping, what draws the most attention in Peru is
handicrafts. The variety of colorful fabrics made with
wool or embroidery is huge, as are the decorative items
and those intended for daily use, such as bags and
clothes, always with a touch of local culture. Coming
home without a souvenir is practically impossible! In
Lima, we recommend visiting the Inca Market, which has
several stalls with good prices. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage kitchen.
Those who prefer to escape a little from the souvenir
craze and want to visit malls and modern stores can go
to Larcomar, which has one of the best views in the
city. Another tip is to walk around Miraflores to see
its stores, like the famous Falabella, or visit a
supermarket in the city, where you have the opportunity
to find national and imported products.
When buying something on the street and in craft
markets, negotiate the price with a seller until you
reach an agreement. The new sun is the currency most
used for purchases, with the dollar accepted in some
Malls can often be similar: stores, food courts,
people shopping, bags full ... however, in Lima this is
different. Larcomar is an unusual mall and is worth
visiting, not because of its stores, but because of the
The mall was built on top of one of Miraflores' huge
banks and has a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. It
is the ideal place to have a meal enjoying a beautiful
view or have a coffee looking at the sea.
The truth is that Mercado de Surquillo is not a
tourist spot, but a market visited by locals to buy
natural products. It is a great place to get to know
regional fruits that we don't see in Brazil, as well as
grains and other ingredients used in popular Peruvian
The products are cheap and the recommendation is to
consume them after good cleaning. The tip is to be
careful with your belongings when visiting the Market,
as the place is not considered very safe.
Returning from Peru without bringing some souvenirs
in the suitcase is practically impossible. For those who
want to shop and buy gifts, the Inka Market is the right
There you will find a wide variety of fabrics, bags,
shirts, jewelry and other objects to give as gifts.