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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 134 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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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Barranco is a cool artsy safe area of Lima. There is nice greenery and trees plus some neat shops. It is definitely an up and coming area.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Barranco on our last night at Lima expecting to find a nice exciting environment. Do not loose your time, it is a run down sector of Lima.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Charming older section of lima. From Mariflores area take a taxi. Lots of good restaurants (canta Rana - for ceviche). Beautiful old buildings. Very different than any other part of lima. Bring a book, visit some museums, and grab a nice dinner...charming place.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have just reviewed Miraflores, a tedious nouveau riche neighbourhood known as one of the two best in the city. The next neighbourhood south is Barrancos, which brings you back into Peru. It is a bit gritty. Normal people live there, eat there, shop there, and go out partying there. It is known as the Bohemian area, and it is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I liked the old, colourful buildings, small streets and the sea views. I used the express bus service to get quickly into the old centre of Lima

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you're after a chill/ hipster night life.... coffee, alcohol or just plain milkshakes... this is a nice place to go. :)

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent several hours exploring the area. We were there on a Saturday and found the local food for sale in the central fountain area fun and the food looked wonderful. We ate a great lunch at a small charming restaurant and hiked all the way to the ocean and back. The little chocolate factory is a fun short tour... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice cafes, bars and art! Great to walk around, visit the fairs and see the locals. It is a must with the Miraflores area! Loved it!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lima has become a destination for expats and this district is the place to see & be seen after dark. IT is a bit boring during daylight hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

really fun place to have a beer and walk around. Nice parks and views of the seas. I reccomend you the botica to have a pizza or beer

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