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Barranco

Barranco District, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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As featured in 3 days in Lima and 1 other guide
Ranked #7 of 129 attractions in Lima
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Barranco district was founded on October 26th, 1874. Its the smallest district of Lima and was always an attractive summer resort for middle and... more »
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

walking itineraries suggested by the tourist office. Nice area, with some museums and lots of passers-by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Plenty of bars and restaurants overlooking the pacific ocean. Great for walking during the day, but more lively at night, when all clubs open.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have a local friend from Peru and he took me here during a dead weekday. Nonetheless, there are some restaurants/bars open and very interesting decor inside them. We walked around the area. We landed at La Noche de Barranco for some live local band music. A must go to!!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I loved Barranco most, of all the places I visited in Lima. It is very charming, colonial, romantic and filled with a lively atmosphere. Visit the Puente de Suspiro, Bridge of Sighs and see all the charming restaurants near the sea.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lots of old pretty buildings, places to eat, and has a cute park as well. If you are coming from Miraflores and walk beside the cliff, near the ocean, it's a very pretty walk, but can take quite a while. If you have plenty of time, go ahead and walk. If not, I suggest to catch a taxi.

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Pleasanton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This area is walkable from Miraflores, but not really worth the effort. We were told it was better in the evening, but there was nothing open to browse during the day. Disappointing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

everyone told me about the boardwalk in miraflores but i found the boardwalk in barranco ad its 10 times better and quieter plus barranco has much more to offer to the eye than miraflores i would recommend trying this place for sure

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Lake Forest, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lima city has so much more to offer that this run down dirty district. I just didn't enjoy the area. It was advertised as funky and Bohemian but it was just down on it's luck. Go to Miraflores instead to enjoy shops and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

if your planning on living in lima this is the place you want moved over a year ago and love it. summers here a dream and there is so much to do you dont really need to leave you have everythign here restaurants bars shops clubs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the bohemian district of Lima. But you don´t only get art and museums, you have it all in Barranco. Do you wanna get loaded on a budget? Then Boulevard de Barranco is the answer. You get a lot of different bars that offer music and booze for a reasonable amount of money. Next to the plaza you have... More

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