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Address: Barranco District, Lima, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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walk through the wonderful colorful neighborhood and enjoy a great look at the Pacific. We greatly preferred this visit to neighboring Miraflores

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, Ohio
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

walk through the wonderful colorful neighborhood and enjoy a great look at the Pacific. We greatly preferred this visit to neighboring Miraflores

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Barranco is a very nice bohemian neihborhood. you can visit barranco fro early morning to late at night. meaning have a coffee at star bucks walk around visit museums in the district. the most famouse one is Museo de Osma. wich is located on avenida Pedro de Osma. that is the main Street in Barrano. Another museum in Barranco you... More 

Idaho, USA
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

This is a nice area to walk around with some buildings that look like they belong in Europe. Part of the area is really run down, but it gives you a good feel for the area and different types of people who live there.

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

We walked down to Barranco from Miraflores in the morning. It's a quaint old fashioned kind of neighbourhood, quiet and slow during the daytime. There is the Bridge of Sighs, a promenade, and cobbled streets to walk through. I believe it gets really lively at nights and during the weekends where if lucky, you can catch live music and dance... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Bohemian feel, lots of great old buildings. Nice feel to the place, more relaxed, perhaps less tourists. Access to the ocean overview and to a strip of nice places to eat overlooking the ocean. Some fun shops.

Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Traditional neighborhood in Lima. Close to the ocean, magnificent views, promenade, many art galleries, boutique hotels, restaurants and bars.

Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Loved walking this area at night. We came across multiple live music shows, an art exhibition, and street vendors. A bit crowded which made me feel safer than other areas in Lima.

Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the old buildings, some were renovated, but most were in partial ruin. I read the history of the area, which was quite interesting - that the wealthy had summer cottages near the ocean.

Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful district in Lima. It is a romantic place, home of best bars and restaurants. The houses are very colorful and it has a friendly vibe. Feel free to wonder, it is not a long walk, see the views from the cliffs, the small park. There is a nice bridge called Puente de los Suspinos and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Barranco is a lovers paradise. It has great restaurants, is the home of many artists and musicians and is itself beautiful. And then there is the famous 19th century Puente de Los Suspiros, the Bridge of Sighs. Across from the bridge is a small park and statue to one of Peru's modest famous singers, Chabuca Granda. The houses are colorful... More 


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