Larcomar, Shopping Center

The welcome sign gave a fright
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The sign read:

Welcome to Larcomar
- If you take a taxi, check the plate number and warm a relative that you are on your way.
In order to make your visit to Larcomar comfortable, we would appreciate if you follow these indications:
- Pets are no allowed in our property
- Weapons are not permitted.
- You can't come in wearing swimwear.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:13:08 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111308_5193TNT
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It was on a cliff
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The shopping mall was perched high on a cliff overlooking the highway and ocean. Despite its height, it appeared to be perfectly normal inside.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:46 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111446_5183TNT
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Surrounded by high-rises
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It was surrounded by high-rises and hotels. Most of the stunning new construction was along the cliff top.
Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:31:30 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #113130_5194TNT
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An open-air shopping center
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Because of the year-around warm weather, the shopping center was open to the air with lots of awnings. The awnings protected customers from rain.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:56 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #110456_1592BCX
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Outdoor seating under a wedge of sunlight
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The shopping center had at least three levels, so one could look down to the other levels. Below was a closed restaurant.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:05:44 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #110544_5172BCX
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A children play area
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There were many kid's ride in a child area on the lower floor. Most were coin operated rides.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 10:52:04 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #105204_5176BCX
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Father with son shopped
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A father and son were at the mall that day. Without bags, they appeared to have only begun to shop.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:06:36 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #110636_1600BCX
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Outdoor stairs
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Outdoor stairways led from level to level. This particular stairway led from the second level of shopping up to Parque Salazar internal link on top.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:08:50 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #110850_1602BCX
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Shopping center below the park
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This angle shows more clealy how the shopping center is below Parque Salazar internal link.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:42 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #110942_1603BCX
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Upscale restaurants were there too
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We visited too early for the better restaurants to be open.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:06 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111006_1604BCX
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Carousel horse as a logo
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One clothing store used this old carousel horse as a logo.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:38 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111038_1605BCX
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A couple was enthralled
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At the edge of the second level of the shopping center was a railing overlooking the ocean and beach far below. internal link


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:48 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111048_1606BCX
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David feared attack by a giant model
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The "fashion" area of the shopping center featured large ads such as this one. These were posted on the wall of an inner corridor.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:11:10 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111110_1606BCX
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A high-end dress shop
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This was one of the shops in the "fashion" area on the second level of the shopping center.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:11:52 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111152_1608BCX
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Under a tent, escalators led down
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The "fashion" area was covered with a large tent that resembled a hot air ballon. This is where the central escalators were found.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:10 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111210_1609BCX
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A restaurant
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A restaurant was tucked behind drapes and frosted glass.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:32 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111232_1610BCX
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Kids photographed
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Kids on th second level of the shopping center photographed girls on the lower level.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:15:46 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #111548_1616BCX
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A movie theater
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A multiplex movie theater was there too. Just past the children's ride area, with at least twelve screens.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:24:42 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #112442_1617BCX
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Ice cream was the perfect snack
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On a warm day, this ice cream vendor did a brisk business.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:25:08 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #112508_1618BCX
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The center was open
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The center of the lower level of the shopping center was open to the air but protected from rain.


Larcomar Shopping Center   •  Miraflores area of Lima, Peru, on a cliff   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 30 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 11:27:20 Saturday 4 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #112720_1623BCX
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