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Artesanias Las Pallas

Cajamarca 212 | Zona Barranco, Lima, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 32 Shopping in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Owner description: Specialized in select traditional folk art:Weavings,pottery,masks,hand painted frames and trys,baskets,charms,amulets.Also carved gourds,retablos,appliques and much more.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

During our recent visit to Lima we visited Mari Solari and her Las Pallas gallery. Mari is a wonderful and generous hostess...a British expat ..she has been in business for more than 30 years and has combed the countryside to accumulate her wealth of treasures of weavings, pottery, frames, baskets, trays, charms and amulets. Hers is a personal love affair... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Aside from the fact that a trip to Barranca is worth the trip, this little jewel of a shop is worth your time as well. It is located in a house in a lovely neighborhood. So you get both a feel of what living in these charming neighborhoods is like as well as an opportunity to see and buy some... More

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Guelph, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We easily walked from Miraflores to Barranco in search of this gem of a place. The front doors were locked - but luckily we saw the bell... ring it! Someone will come! We had a lovely time with the knowledgeable owner and learned about the history and geography of some of the colourful and fascinating folk art in the shop.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a hard time finding the shop, possibly because we listened to too many local "guides" Once we got there, were found a treasure trove of wonderful crafts from all over Peru. The owner searched out many areas of Peru for hand made articles. She was very accommodating. She even wrote out a nice card with the names of... More

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Victoria, BC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you are looking for high quality Peruvian crafts, you must check out Las Pallas. Go there before you travel around Peru to see what might be available, then come back before you leave Peru to pick up what you couldn't find. Our 30 minute walk to Barranco from Miraflores was as enjoyable as our destination. What a great neighbourhood... More

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Richmond, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I cannot add much new---but this is the place to go if you want to bring something lovely from Peru home with you..I spent a great morning with Mari roaming around her house/shop and learning a great deal about Peruvian folk art. No pressure to buy, but try to resist :-).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great place to find more authentic Peruvian folk art than anywhere else. Not the mass-produced indian market stuff...and justifiably more expensive, but reasonable. An experience in itself, the shopkeeper (collector) describes herself as eccentric, but I found her kind and generous with her knowledge and willingness to let me peek at her private collection and teach me a little... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

At time Lima looks like a crowded market of all sorts of handcrafts. For the discerning eye, however, the more touristy stores can be a huge disappointment. Unless you happen to visit Artesanias Las Pallas in the lovely Barranco district. The store is in an old house, well worth a visit by itself. The selection of pieces is careful. Only... More

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Another reviewer said it perfectly when she said this place is so hard to describe without photos. We walked to Las Pallas after visiting Dedalo Market hoping to find some authentic Peruvian handicrafts - and wow, Mari Solari's shop was everything that we were looking for and more. Firstly, the shop is inside of her home! From the looks of... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've never seen such a selection and quality of unique peruvian handicrafts. The place is fantastic, Mary the owner, is adorable and very passionated about equitable work with people from the Andes an Amazonia. The prices are really correct. Don't forget to buy the body-hait organic creams and oils (coconut's is sooo amazing)

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