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Barranco

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Address: Barranco District, Lima, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Activities: Nightlife
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Better than Miraflores

We stayed in Miraflores but if I had to do it again I would have stayed in Barranco. This city has many more interesting buildings and people. More of a hometown feel in a third... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Miraflores but if I had to do it again I would have stayed in Barranco. This city has many more interesting buildings and people. More of a hometown feel in a third world country.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting buildings, but be careful if your hotel id down town, whst time and day you plan to visit it! It took us almost 90 minutes from the old town by taxi, due to traffic jam!!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure what to make of Barranco. I was there mid day and it was pretty quiet. There are a lot of bars and restaurants, bistros, plus there's a little walk going down toward the coast. I think Barranco might be better for an evening visit to eat or drink. It's only 15 minutes from Larcomar in Miraflores, maybe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong with the amazing food, if your a seafood lover you will be in heaven! The location is great too along the beach, surfing, shops and food. Great place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Barranco is located on the cliffs near to Miraflores and has been primarily a seaside resort. There are some lovely houses, restaurants and bars. The main Church was damaged in an earthquake in1940; it's interesting to view from the front with it's perfect facade whilst the back of it and its roof is disintegrating. At the top perched on the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful and picturesque area. Less visited if you have little time to get around town, but I recommend it, especially in the evening is very characteristic. We are also back in the day to visit the studios of the artists who live there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is an average community. Not a lot to walk around and view except the area by the Parque de Suspiros and the plaza by the church. It did have several restaurants that were pretty good. One the locals call "73" off Avenida del Sol and the other was near the plaza called Oime Nama (very close in spelling). The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had the opportunity to visit Barranco with a gourmet-food tour. I would recommend to go in the evening were it is very lively.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We almost skipped Barranco- we got into Lima late on the previous evening and spent the morning hitting the must-see tourist sights in Central/historic Lima. Then we had lunch at La Barra at Astrid y Gaston, and between a late night, long morning of history, and lovely lunch...we were ready for a nap. Instead, we hopped into a cab and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Why is this a tourist attraction? My boyfriend and I visited Barranco almost by accident whilst just wandering around Lima. It's a beautiful borough but nothing special to see in particular. We spent an hour at a tiny park beside the main road where there was a pond filled with very inquisitive fish who kept dancing out of the water... More 

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