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Gamarra

Shopping the Peruvian Way
Located in the heart of La Victoria is Gamarra, Lima's clothes district. Approx. 20,000 small to middle size shops are spread over 20 blocks. The main shopping area can be found at block 6 to 10 of Jiron Agustin Gamarra, which is closed for traffic and the surrounding smaller streets.Gamarra combines a cluster of small stores with modern sh...

Polvos Azules

Shopping the Peruvian Way
Polvos Azules "shopping center" is a cluster of small stores, spread over three floors. In Polvos Azules you can find hundreds of stores offering clothes, shoes, sports gear including running shoes and trekking boots, backpacks, bags, toys and perfumes. Well known is Polvos Azules as well for their wide range of electronic equipments. 

Wilson Computer Center

Shopping the Peruvian Way
Once being one of the most luxurious streets in Lima, the Av. Wilson, or Av. Garcilaso de la Vega as it's called today, is heavily congested by buses and cars. Anyhow on block 11 and 12 computer enthusiasts find a small heaven. Within some sort of a shopping complex hundreds of small and bigger stores sell all kind of computer hard- and software.

Jorge Basadre Grohmann (1903 -1980)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Jorge Basadre Grohmann is one of the most notable Peruvian historians. As a professor, researcher and publicist Jorge Basadre opened a new page in the view of history, introducing innovative methods and perspectives. His main focus and dedication was always the Peruvian Republican history. Basadre left us many significant publications.
  • Educator
  • Historian
  • Writer

Abraham Valdelomar Pinto (1888 -1919)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto was a famous Peruvian writer leaving us some of the most beautiful Peruvian narrations, short stories, plays for theaters, essays and chronicles; and for his time even some quite daring writings. He was a regular at the famous Palais Concert, a café and the center for regular meetings of Lima's intellectual scene; ...
  • Politician
  • Writer

José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles (1914-1941)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles was a famous Peruvian aviaor. Named the best fighter pilot of the year 1939, he was the first cadet performing an inverted loop and three "tanneaux verticales", a pirouette in which the aircraft rotates around its pivotal point flying in horizontal direction. José Quiñones died in action in July 1941 during the Pe...
  • Aviator
  • Militarian

Postal - Zip Codes for Lima & Callao

Post, Cellphones, Wifi, Internet...
At the end of February 2011, they introduced a new zip code system for whole Peru. While in the past only Lima and Callao had zip codes, now all cities and smaller settlements in the country are included in the new system.

Peruvian Postal Service - Serpost

Post, Cellphones, Wifi, Internet...
The national Peruvian postal service 'Serpost' is much better than its reputation. Receiving mail in Lima and sending it from Lima elsewhere is quite reliable, while outside the capital it's less dependable.

Politics of Peru

Peru Info
Peru is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic with the Peruvian president being the head of state and the head of government. The state’s government is divided into three branches - the executive power, the legislative power, and the judicial power - each with separate, independent powers and responsibilities.Conten

Spanish rule in Peru (1533 - 1824)

Political History of Peru
After the Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus on its way to find a new route to India and the Spice Islands set foot on the Caribbean islands of San Salvador (October 1492) and Hispaniola (December 1492) claiming the islands for the King and Queen of Spain (who had sponsored the trip), it took the Spaniards less than 50 years to ...
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    Peruvian Economy

    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…