La Victoria District, Lima

La Victoria is a district the province of the Lima Province in Peru. It limits the North with the district of Lima; to the East with the districts of El Agustino, San Luis and San Borja; to the South with the district of San Isidro; and to the west with the Lince and Lima districts. From the hierarchical point of view of the Catholic Church, it is part of the Episcopal Vicariate V of the Archdiocese of Lima.1

La Victoria
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Flag of La Victoria
Coat of arms of La Victoria
Coat of arms
Location of La Victoria in the Lima province
Location of La Victoria in the Lima province
Coordinates: 12°3′54″S 76°1′52″W / 12.06500°S 76.03111°W / -12.06500; -76.03111Coordinates: 12°3′54″S 76°1′52″W / 12.06500°S 76.03111°W / -12.06500; -76.03111
Country Peru
FoundedFebruary 2, 1920
CapitalLa Victoria
Subdivisions1 populated center
 • MayorLuis Alberto Gutiérrez Salvatierra
 • Total8.74 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
133 m (436 ft)
 • Total173,630
 • Density20,000/km2 (51,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Interbank Tower

La Victoria has several sections:

  • La Victoria proper extends from Avenida Grau in the north to Avenida Mexico in the south and from Paseo de la República Expressway in the west to Avenida San Pablo in the east. It is the most populous sector and it is filled with mom and pop stores, although Avenida Iquitos has a thriving auto parts sector. Gamarra Street is known in the entire city as a steady, if poor, clothier's row. Worker´s Hospital, now known as Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen National Hospital, belonging to the Social Security System (ESSALUD), is located on Avenida Grau
  • Balconcillo, immediately south of Avenida Mexico running toward Avenida Canadá, is slightly more residential, although it has some industrial offices, such as the local Ajinomoto and Xerox licensee offices.
  • Santa Catalina, running south from Avenida Canadá toward Avenida Javier Prado (marking the boundaries with San Isidro and San Borja districts) is the most residential and affluent section of all the district. This part is part of La Victoria since 1921, before was part of Miraflores (today this part its limits with San Isidro)
  • The areas around the mountain (hill), Cerro San Cosme and El Pino, are completely integrated into the hills in the northeast part of the district, sometimes counted as part of Victoria, but they design their own street. This sector is known as The Parade, from the nickname of the popular market products wholesale as well as several bus terminals located there now.

La Victoria is home to one of the most popular football teams in Peru: Alianza Lima. It has the Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, allowing you to play at home, is located near the housing project Hooch in the southern part of La Victoria. La Victoria is very historical and located in downtown Lima.

Today's La Victoria offers its residents and visitors to the satisfaction of visiting its stately parks and enjoy the wonders of their culture, thereby imparting values among younger generations. It must be emphasized that La Victoria is a very busy public district.


Until 1920, when it was made into a separate district, La Victoria was separate to Miraflores, Lima and Ate district.

The industry began to grow in 1889 when the Italian Bartolomé Boggio and the American Enrique Price founded the Santa Catalina Fabric Factory.[1]

With the arrival of migrants from the interior of the country seeking work in the capital, the creation of two economic centers of the capital, La Parada for edible products and Gamarra for textile products, was created.[2]

District StructureEdit

La Victoria is located south of the historic center of Lima. It limits to the North with the district of Lima through Miguel Grau Avenue and part of 28 de Julio Avenue; to the East with the El Agustino district through Cerro San Pedro, the San Luis district through Nicolás Arriola avenue and part of Aviación avenue, and the San Borja district through Luis Aldana avenue and part of the Canada Avenue; to the South with the district of San Isidro through Javier Prado Este avenue and part of Paseo de la República avenue; and to the west with the Lince and Lima districts through the entire Paseo de la República avenue. The main roads in this district are Manco Cápac avenues (the oldest in the district), México, Isabel la Católica, Parinacochas, Iquitos, July 28, Aviación, Nicolás Arriola, Canada, Nicolás Ayllón and part of Circunvalación avenue.

La Victoria has a great commercial thrust. The area of ​​the district located north of Mexico avenue is primarily commercial, in it the Gamarra emporium stands out, which is the headquarters of the largest textile industry in Lima and has numerous stores, shopping centers and clothing workshops mainly in the vicinity of the shred. Agustín Gamarra. The food markets of La Parada and the Fruit Market also operate in this area. In addition, several commercial and interprovincial land transport companies have their headquarters in this sector.

To the south of Avenida México, residentiality predominates in urbanizations with a medium-high socioeconomic level such as Balconcillo and Santa Catalina. The first is characterized by its central park called Unión Panamericana and borders the avenues México, Parinacochas, Canada and Paseo de la República; while the second is characterized by its rapid real estate development that has increased the number of high-rise housing buildings. Among its most important educational centers are the Pedro A. Labarthe, Felipe Santiago Salaverry, Sagrada Familia, Paul Harris and Isabel La Católica national schools. The first national school formerly called Nuestra Señoras de Las Victorias and the José Granda men's school currently called República de Panamá which is located around the Plaza Manco Capac and is the oldest school in the district. There are also individuals such as América de La Victoria, San Ricardo, Reina de las Américas (Balconcillo), San Norberto (Santa Catalina), Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Santa Catalina). There are also the Professional Academic School of Obstetrics of the San Fernando School of Medicine of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, the José Pardo Technological Institute, the headquarters of the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy and the Institute of Graphic Arts.

Its main Catholic temple is that of Nuestra Señora de las Victorias, located like the local of the district municipality in the central Plaza Manco Cápac, whose monument was donated in 1926 by the Japanese colony in Peru on the occasion of the centenary of the independence of the Peru. It also has other temples such as those of San Ricardo, in Matute (which has a public swimming pool), San Antonio María Claret, Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, San Norberto (consecrated on July 15, 1963, in the Santa Catalina urbanization) , in addition to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Sanctuary in the Balconcillo urbanization.

Among its hospital infrastructure, the district has the old Hospital Obrero, today known as Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen, which belongs to the Social Security of Peru and is located on Avenida Grau. Additionally, La Victoria has a shelter for the underprivileged called Hogar de la Paz that is administered by the Missionaries of Charity.

A place of interest in the district is the Calvetti house located at the intersection of Hipólito Unanue street with Iquitos avenue. In it is the longest balcony in Peru with a length of 99.22 meters and which was built in 1924.7 8



  • 2020-2022
  • 2019-2020
  • 2015-2018[4]
    • Mayor: Elías Cuba Bautista, from Partido Solidaridad Nacional (SN). (Vacado) [5]
    • Alcalde interino: Harry Max Castro Durand (SN)
    • Regidores: Harry Max Castro Durand (SN), Víctor Primo Contreras Santa Cruz (SN), Augusto Valladares Sotelo (SN), Meuner Rosa Rojas Palacios (SN), José Luis Melgar Ramírez (SN), Mesías Máximo Gonzales Sánchez (SN), Renzo Herrera Granda (SN), Joaquín Reynaldo Albarracin Ramos (Perú Patria Segura), Martín Jorge Luis Guevara Martínez (Partido Popular Cristiano), Marco Antonio Castro León (Partido Aprista Peruano), Flor De María Fernández Ñique (Somos Perú).
  • 2011-2014[6]
    • Mayor: Alberto Sánchez-Aizcorbe Carranza, from Partido Popular Cristiano - Unidad Nacional (PPC - UN).
    • Aldermen: Milagros del Carmen Manchego Bustíos (PPC - UN), George Patrick Forsyth Sommer[disambiguation needed] (PPC - UN), Norma Yolanda Hoyos de Valcárcel (PPC - UN), Ismael Yucra Paquiyauri (PPC - UN), Irineo Félix Bonafón Arambuena (PPC - UN), Martín Jorge Luis Guevara Martínez (PPC - UN), Yheason Steve Nina Chipana (PPC - UN), Joaquín Reynaldo Albarracin Ramos (Cambio Radical), Julián Américo Chávez Luna (Restauración Nacional), César Rafael Ibarra Nureña (Somos Perú), Olga Isabel Ramos Gutiérrez (Fonavistas del Perú).
  • 2007-2010
    • Mayor: Alberto Sánchez-Aizcorbe Carranza
    • Aldermen: Jesús Cesáreo Tan Kuong (acting mayor), Joe Zanabria Soberón, Jorge Luis Bartra Souza, Óscar Luis Labenita Carlín, José Luis Melgar Ramírez, Norma Yolanda Hoyos de Valcárcel, Irineo Félíx Bonafon Arambuena, Miguel Reynaldo Morales Porta, Martín Jorge Luis Guevara Martínez, Evelin Orcón Huamán, César Daniel Guerrero Díaz.
  • 1929 - 1930
    • Mayor : Manuel Augusto de la Torre Diaz; elegido a la joven edad de 23 años.
  • 1920
    • Juan Carbone (First Mayor)


  • Commissar: Cmdte. PNP Carlos Eduardo Díaz Quepuy.[7]


  • Parroquia Nuestra Señora de las Victorias
    • Párroco: Pbro. Humberto Eduardo Giusti Garro
  • Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
    • Párroco: Pbro. Rafael Reátegui Cabrera.
  • Parroquia San Ricardo - U.V. Matute
    • Párroco: Pbro. Augusto Meloni Navarro


Procession of Lord of Miracles of La Victoria District, Nov 2008


  1. ^ PERÚ, NOTICIAS EL COMERCIO (2019-03-14). "Gamarra: ¿cómo surgió el emporio comercial que hoy busca librarse de los ambulantes? | SOMOS". El Comercio Perú (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  2. ^ "Una breve historia del distrito de La Victoria | Blog de Marco Gamarra Galindo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  3. ^ "Alianza Lima felicitó a George Forsyth por ser electo nuevo alcalde de La Victoria". Perú21. Lima. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  4. ^ JNE Autoridades regionales y municipales 2015-2018 Archived 2015-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
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  6. ^ "JNE Autoridades regionales y municipales 2011-2014". Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Comité Distrital de Seguridad Ciudadana". Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.

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