Has streets lined with cafés, restaurants and bars. It is the major tourist area of the city and is the main focus of Lima's action and nightlife. The suburb's central focus is Miraflores Park at the end of the Avenida Arequipa, which has a good craft and antiques markets in the evening.
Famous for its malecón (ocean front), this district offers an impressive assortment of shopping, cultural centers, pubs and fine restaurants. Miraflores is dynamic, safe and well organized place to visit or live in Lima.
There are a number of tourist attractions in Miraflores, including the Huaca Pucallana a pre-Inca temple with a small site museum. There are a couple of good, private museum collections in Miraflores. The Enrico Poli Museum has one of the best private collections of archaeological artefacts in Lima, although it is rather expensive. The Museo Amano has a good collection of textiles, mainly from the Chancay culture.
Miraflores' only important mansion open to the public is the Casa de Ricardo Palma, at General Suarez where Palma, probably Peru's greatest historian, lived for most of his life. .Worth visiting also in Miraflores is the Parque del Amor, which features a prominent statue of two lovers in a passionate embrace.
The historic cathedral is well worth seeing The coffin or rather coffins of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conqueror of Peru may also be seen in the cathedral. His head is reported to be in a separate casket laid alongside .