Creative Cities around Adland - Lima, Peru

How to navigate the third largest city in the Americas? Juan Takehara, director of content at, a respected communications journal, provides his personal guide to Peru’s populous capital.

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

The most creative museum or gallery

For me the MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Av. Grau 1511, Barranco) is one of the most interesting places for creative minds.  It has a cool participatory approach that focuses on children and young people. For example, on Sundays family visits are encouraged and a guided tour and an art workshop are included in the price. 

Puku Puku 
Puku Puku 

The café where you go to read, write or be inspired

In the midst of the wave of new coffee shops that are opening in Lima, a place like Puku Puku (Avenida Pardo y Aliaga 695, San Isidro), part of a small chain, inspires a friendly, artisanal and warm state of being. With a décor featuring 50% recycled material, it offers small-batch coffee and craft beer.

La Plazita 
La Plazita 

A restaurant with a difference

We’re in Lima, so choosing a single place to eat is almost sacrilege. Leaving aside renowned restaurants and so-called “huariques” (small family run places), I would choose La Plazita (San Fernando 380, Miraflores), an open-air place where people go to eat, drink and have a good time in a stylish yet laid-back atmosphere. Especially on a warm summer night, it works very well. Salads, burgers, veggie, c

The most creative neighbourhood

Walking through the historic centre of Lima is a rewarding experience both day or night. One can visit the nearby bars, take pictures, stroll around cathedrals and governmental palaces – or even go horseback riding. 


The store you can’t pass without going in

In Lima there are not many neighbourhood bookstores, created for a customer interested in hard-to-find books or less well-known authors. Babel (Calle Coronel Inclán 300, Miraflores) is a good option for those who like to browse and collect more varied works.

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Sport's picture

I would love to visit soon. Puku Puku looks great, and I am sure that the historic centre is really inspiring it looks so colourful.

Dabitch's picture

I'll come with you!

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I'll try my best to drop my next production in Lima somewhere because this looks great.