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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 #10 of 131 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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Miami
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a trendy place on the mountain were the locals enjoy their evenings with a nice view to the ocean. Full of restaurants and bars, it's a nice place to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was my fasvourite disterict in lima. i got to stay here 3 months wioht ym friedns and must say i was blown away by how nice and quiet it is and barranco has the perfect mix and bars restaurants and shops its buzzing full of young people and there is always somethign to do.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I love the old part of Barranco, nice restaurants and bars, lots of small bars with very good pisco sour!!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

As part of the Turibus excursion it stopped in Barranco and we had a short tour and history of the area. Its a very hip area with lots of windy streets, shops, and a local brewery. Our guide said its the place to go at night, maybe next trip.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

People watching and photography are great in Barranco. The cliffside walking is enjoyable and relaxing. I felt safe and comfortable and there was lots to see.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I like barrancas; it's much less crowded than most other areas of the city and still retains some of the bohemian, artsy spirit. Nice Spanish colonial buildings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I lovwd living here. I spent 3 months here and must say i never had a bad day. Barranco is ful of life, restaurants, bars but also nice quiet parks and idyllic little streets. It has the best of both worlds. my favourite part of lima by far.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I visited this locale two nights during my stay in Lima. They have quite a few restaurants and bars that made it really easy to wander away and experience many types of venues. I strongly suggest a visit if you're ever in Lima. The people are great and as a tourist, I felt very welcomed and entertained.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took a 3 hour walking tour. Highly recommend. Very enjoyable area w art galleries, restaurants and historic homes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Laid back Barranco is not the place to come is you are looking to let it all loose. But if you want to mellow in the hip vibe of this artsy district, you won't be disappointed. The old colonial building are real charmers. Located just one district south of Miraflores, you really feel a world away. Wander the streets, head... More

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