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Surquillo is a district in Lima, Peru. It is bordered by the districts of San Isidro and San Borja on the north; by Miraflores on the south and west; and by Santiago de Surco on the east. Due to its central position, Surquillo is a very commercially active district, havings several businesses, most of which are hardware and construction material shops. Some car selling companies as well as Corporación Graña y Montero, one of the largest Peruvian consulting companies, are located in the district. Although Surquillo is completely surrounded by upscale districts, it is mostly a lower-middle class district. The old town area of Surquillo is known to be dangerous and tourists are discouraged from walking there alone, as it is rife with thieves and gang violence. Nonetheless, some parts of Surquillo's residential area have lower crime rates and a higher standard of living, such as Barrio medico or Conjunto habitacional Dammert Muelle. Also found Residencial San Pedro (across the park or Morococha "Paul Harris") located in block 13 of jiron San Pedro, which consists of seven parts. Surquillo appears on the map as a general bow tie shape, being the combination of one trapezoidal area and the area of a triangle pointing down, with Tomás Marsano Ave. as their divider. The trapezoidal area is the old-town district, made up of nearly evenly spaced blocks, while the inverted triangle is the new district, made of mostly residential zones with curving streets and uneven spacing between blocks. In 1983, Surquillo lost more than half of its territory, as the district of San Borja was created in the northern part of the district. Small pre-Inca ruins, as well as a defense bulwark called Trinchera Nº 3 and located in Avenida Angamos that was used by the Peruvian Army during the War of the Pacific against Chile, can be found in Surquillo. Regarding gastronomy, in Surquillo there is a dish called "salchichaufa". It consists on the fusion of two other dishes: arroz chaufa (fried rice) and salchipapa (fries and sausages).


A place in Peru, Surquillo is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Surquillo, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Lima. Attractions in Lima include Miraflores, Magic Water Circuit, Museo Larco. Also, to reach Surquillo, you'll have to take a flight to Lima; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Surquillo are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Surquillo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Surquillo

    Know the pollution level of Surquillo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 80.91 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 83.67 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 76.53 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.35 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Surquillo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Surquillo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Surquillo.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.98 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 76.18 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 81.1 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.76 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 61.76 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.43 (High)
    • Attacks 60.47 (High)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.06 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.24 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.7 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.27 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 77.62 (High)
  • Living in Surquillo - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Surquillo is 85.03 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 31.32 (Low)
    • Climate Index 97.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 86.32 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.46 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.55 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.13 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.38 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.71 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Surquillo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Surquillo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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