The Coolest Art and Handicraft Stores in Barranco, Lima

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Brandon Dupre

Travelers in Peru come to Lima‘s Barranco neighborhood for artistic inspiration, colorful buildings, and bohemian vibes. Its creative character means it boasts some fantastic artisanal stores that are perfect for picking up a souvenir or two. Just like Barranco itself, these spots are like nothing else you’ll find in the city.

1. Dédalo

Store, Art Gallery

Dédalo craft store
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Dédalo is a gutted out old mansion filled with about 15 different vendors selling high-quality artisanal products inside. Walk through the themed layouts as you make your way from room to room towards the back courtyard where you’ll find beer and coffee. Each vendor occupies a would-be room in the mansion offering everything from home decor and Peru-themed baseball hats to handcrafted alpaca sweaters and dresses. You can realistically spend all day here with so many different things to look at and drinks to be had.

2. Artesanías Las Pallas

Art Gallery

A typical gift store in Lima
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The gift store is both charming and warm. Find your cheaper trinkets and gifts here while enjoying a typical eye-poppingly beautiful Barranco building.

3. Artesanos Don Bosco

Store, Shop

Artesanos Don Bosco is a non-profit organization that supports self-employed artisans in Peru.The organization gives young people the opportunity to earn an income and improve their lives while living in their village. At their location in Barranco, you can purchase hand crafted items from rugs to tables and beds all made by Peruvians. Every purchase at this store goes a long way to helping people all over Peru.

5. Vernácula


Alpaca strings
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This concept store houses some of Lima’s most well known designer clothing and hats. Come here if you’re looking for more stylish apparel made in Peru.

6. PUNA Shop Gallery

Shop, Store

PUNA Shop Gallery is only a stone’s throw away from La Plaza de Barranco and located between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, but it couldn’t be more different from its American neighbors. The store embodies Barranco’s bohemian atmosphere with hanging artisanal terrariums and records for sale. PUNA is another great place to stop if you’re looking for designer Peruvian clothing.

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