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Barranco

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Address: Barranco District, Lima, Peru
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife
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Beautifull and authentic part of Lima. Much to see and lots of restaurants and bars. Definitely a must see if you are a tourist!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautifull and authentic part of Lima. Much to see and lots of restaurants and bars. Definitely a must see if you are a tourist!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Cool area by the beach with a lot of nice bars and restuarants. Definitely a place to check out. Similar to Miraflores, just a bit more edgy.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would highly recommend staying in Barranco! Funky, artsy little area outside of Lima. Safe with tons of little cafes and bars to explore.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe I expected more sightseeing and then I was a bit disappointed. All reviews spoke of the romantic Puente de los Suspiros, but it was not that much. The neighborhood is nice for beers and dinner though.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Barranco it´s considerered one of the most romantic and bohemian districts of Lima. It´s home for many musicians, artists, photographers and more. The colonial-style houses makes you feel you are in some town of Europe. The beach is not far, if you get to Bajada de Baños, follow the road and that´s it. Plenty of restaurants and trendy pubs. Every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We walked from Larcomar to Barranco, and en route we went through a few dodgy looking streets - this neighbourhood is definitely less strictly policed and cleaned than Miraflores. However, if you stick to the areas around the bridge of sighs and the main square then it is really a very lovely, quaint area of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Love the area of Barranco. A short walk (or taxi ride) from Mia Flores where I usually stay and you feel like you could be going into another world entirely. It is what I thought the true Lima would be like. Beautiful old buildings - some in the process of being restored and others lying empty and in disrepair. However... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This neighborhood has character. The buildings are a mix of old and new. The shops and restaurants cater to both locals and tourists. And in the end, somehow you feel right at home, even if you don't speak the language. I loved Barranco and would recommend staying in this neighborhood rather than Miraflores. Miraflores is more on the high end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Barranco is the old part of town where you can walk and see the architecture and feel the old Lima. Nice restaurants and bars all around. It feels cozy and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Must visit place to see a differnt side of lima We went during the nigh, very nice nightclubs, feels very safe

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