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Barranco

Barranco District, Lima, Peru (San Isidro)
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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We walked to Barranco from Miroflores and I completely failed to see the appeal of this area. The Bridge of Sighs was closed for maintenance and there was very little else to see. Luckily it was a rare sunny day in Lima and we enjoyed the walk along the Malecon.

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Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This district was originally a fishermen´s village that at the end of the 1800´s was transformed in a district with expensive summer residences for Lima´s rich. Some of these residences still exist, some renovated others is poorer condition. A very nice area of Lima for a walk, with many restaurants and cafe´s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Puente de los suspiros, area is very nice walk for a romantic evening. good restaurants dont forget to try the picarones & anticuchos.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was so lucky that one of my tours took me to Barranco. Everyone had mentioned that I had to go but I assumed that it was so far from Lima that I would' have time. Barranco is a very close cab ride away from Miraflores, and 100% worth it. The facades of the buildings are required to stay maintained,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We tried to walk to Barranco from Miraflores but got lost and had to get a taxi for the last bit. Went with daughter who had been there before. We had a drink and snacks in a converted railway carriage which was very good and serving some lovely looking vegetarian dishes in the buffet lunch. Staff very pleasant and helpful.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My favorite part of being in Lima...very quaint colonial neighborhood right by the ocean...blocks and blocks of colonial and republic era buildings, a step back in time...if you are a photographer a must...stayed in luxurious hotel b which was the highlight of lima trip

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite city neighborhood in Lima. I loved the restaurants, nightlife and outdoor fares happening all over. This is a beautiful neighborhood the smells of delicious foods being cooked is enticing. I enjoyed myself immensely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Always an adventure and getting better by the month. The Piseli Bar where John Wayne used to drink, to Junitos on the mail plaza "the catherdral to Bohermia" to the 2 new Brew pubs and La Noche for great live music every day. Check out the Cafe Biseti on 1st block of Plaze de Armas Pedro Osma and take a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Barranco is one of the district of Lima that has kept most of its original charm with the modernisation of Lima. During daytime lovers walk in a offhand way, and you can enter many art galeries, listen to street musicians playing swing next to el puente de los suspiros. At night, a lot of people end their night dancing and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Took a walk up and down avienda Grau.... Ate at the Burrito bar (incredible) and had drinks at several places. Nice area to be in and plenty of choice.

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