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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 #6 of 128 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It seemed more real than other "tourist" parts of Lima - there are some lovely areas such as Mireflores but they seemed more artificial - Barranco seemed more of a community, a living area with amazing buildings and architecture and a wonderful coastline. Great coffee places too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a great, very cozy part of Lima with lots of small galleries and restaurants. Prices are high for Lima.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love this area of Lima. Very vintage-y feel with old school architecture. Great place to stroll around for a few hours.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just spent an hour in the distinct on daytime. Some of the building is dated from mid 19th centuries. As the bridge of sigh is still in renovation work, some of the road is blocked. May not be a good place to visit for children with Kids. The bar at night may be attractive for couples or Adults on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Barranco is one of the older parts of Lima, it used to be so far away that it was like taking a trip to a resort area, You can see old houses still intact from those yesteryears, the area is also known for their music venues and it has a lively nightlife There is a restaurant just above the Puente... More

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Bedale
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My first visit here was as a time filler on a Lima Vision tour to Pachacamac. Time that would have been better spent at Pachacamac.Highlights were the vultures on the roof of a church damged beyond repair by an eartquake and close by the Bridge of Sighs (?). You make a wish then holding your breath you walk quickly across... More

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited Fri evening. There are many bars and restaurants in timeless classic buildings. You do not feel like you're in Lima! More like a Cusco feel to it. Very popular with trendy people too. Definitely far more attractive than Miraflores for a night out.

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

A quaint, lovely area that reminded us Antigua, Guatemala with more sights and excellent bars and restaurants. We went to the chocolate museum and had an excellent host there. Spent one in the central plaza - very chilled out and enjoyable. Saw a microbrewery that we will be back to try out. Definitely worth the trip. If you venture toward... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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

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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