is a district
of the Lima Province
and part of the city of Lima
. It gets its name from the Spanish
word for "trickle of water". The district was originally founded as San Pedro de los Chorrillos
and served as a deluxe beach resort
until the late 19th century, when it was almost completely destroyed by Chilean
forces during the War of the Pacific
The current mayor
of Chorrilos is Augusto Miyashiro Yamashiro. The district's postal code
The district has a total land area
of 38.94 km². Its administrative center is located 37 meters above sea level
According to the 2005 census
by the INEI
, the district has 262,595 inhabitants, a population density of 6,743.6 persons/km² and 60,353 households.
It is famous for its beach resorts at La Herradura, its restaurants, particularly the picanterías
(specialising in spicy dishes).
) is located here, built on the historical Morro Solar. From Chorrillos, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of the bay of Lima and out to La Punta
(Spanish for point
) and the San Lorenzo Island
The only natural protected area
in metropolitan Lima
, the Pantanos de Villa Reserved Zone
, is located in Chorrillos.
The area around the Morro Solar was once a pre-Columbian town known as......