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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
Fee: No
Activities: Nightlife
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For short stay in Lima ok.

the area seemed not unsafe to walk even in the darK. Electricity museum was Nice for children also. Bridge was disappointing... The Lima people very helpfull and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

the area seemed not unsafe to walk even in the darK. Electricity museum was Nice for children also. Bridge was disappointing... The Lima people very helpfull and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Clearly an evening destination not at its best on a grey day but the MATE gallery was superb .This is Mario Testino,s showpiece gallery in his home town.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Barranco is a district that is very quiet & laid back during the day with not a lot of traffic. At night it is filled with people at bars with a nice nightlife atmosphere. When I visited here I went to the Museum of Electricity and to the main bridge where all the bars are. The bridge has a name,... More 

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Webster, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One morning we walked down Ave. Jose Larco to the Pacific Ocean thinking a walk was all we would be doing. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find pavilions where people were resting and enjoying the sights, which included hang-gliders that went back and forth for most of the day. We walked all along the paths to the... More 

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Lima Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Always a nice bohemian-style experience. Many coffee shops, bars, and Peruvian restaurants close to the Plaza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a district with lots to offer and fewer tourists, this is the place to go. Such an incredible district with fantastic food, drinks, and things to do. I chose this over Miraflores and could not have been happier with my decision!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I stayed at the Kaminu Hotel which is a hostel. There is one private room with bath which I rented. It was reasonably comfortable but on the 2nd day the bed fell apart and, no, it was not because there was too much 'activity' on the bed :-) It wasn't properly held together. I was able to put it right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There's a selection of restaurants, bars and clubs in this area amidst the street performers and vendors. We ended up bar hopping one night and had a blast! The area is relatively safe and we felt quite comfortable walking around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice place and some good bars. Easy walking distance to Miraflores though at night it would be better to go by taxi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Didn't see much in Barranco besides the very best shopping spot in Peru for artsy handicrafts at reasonable prices.--Dedalo. We actually walked the couple of miles from Larcomar and walked back laden with bags of wonderful purchases.....all Peruvian but not at all tourist junk.

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Address: Barranco District, Lima, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima>  > Barranco

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