Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs, Lima: Hours, Address, Bridge of Sighs Reviews: 4/5

Bridge of Sighs
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8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Shaded with flowering trees, this secluded romantic walkway leads under a wooden bridge to a cliff with sweeping views of the ocean.
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Scott C
Seattle, WA13 contributions
Dec 2019
This bridge is super charming and sits in the heart of the Barranco surrounded by so many great restaurants and bars. It's part of a beautiful park with cool sculptures and near a tunnel full of awesome graffiti. In fact, the whole neighborhood as amazing graffiti. AND this is your gateway to the beach, so leads to many wonderful things beyond.
Written March 5, 2020
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Ulwazi
Edmonton, Canada1,144 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Bridge of Sighs is a nice place to go see in Lima if you are in the neighborhood. The surrounding area is also a nice place to wander around. Nice bridge and a lush area surrounding and under the bridge. Walk dow below to get a different view.
Written December 26, 2019
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Mario M
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile200 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
The story says that young brides were supposed to cross the bridge holding their breath to find their true love. When they reached the other side and they started breathing again, a sigh was heard and relief was brought back to their lungs.

Once you have tried, hoping to find your true love, don´t forget to go back and stop in the middle of the bridge and look to the west, a beatiful view of the street below and the constructions on each side that will tell you part of history of Lima, beautiful houses, an old church on your right, and don´t miss walking along the street that opens to your right, it will take you to a nice cafe and restaurants hidden away from the crowd, coupled with a magnificent view of the coast.
Written January 21, 2016
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Gabi B
Sao Paulo, SP44 contributions
Apr 2018
There is a few thinks to see around and it's a path to the seashore.
Nice green square where you can walk and find nice graffiti, some cafes and galleries, hippies selling their crafts and two churches falling apart :-(.
Written May 1, 2018
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WearyTraveler-7
New York69 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Nice neighborhood with restaurants and cafes
couple of churches nearby; had construction in the neighborhood
Written December 31, 2017
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ElizabethAussie
15 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
Barranco is a really pretty spot. The Bridge of Sighs is so named because the tradition is to think of a wish, then hold your breath the entire way as you walk across the bridge, and "make the wish". You need to take a big breath. By the time you get to the other side, you let out any air left in your lungs, so you can take a breath in ......thus you make a sigh!! :-)
Written July 11, 2017
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Camille A
Makati, Philippines34 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Firstly the bridge is under construction, so this might be an unjustified review since technically there was no bridge. But repairs aside, I honestly think this was more romanticised because of the legend behind its name.

I didn't enjoy the atmosphere as we were walking down the trail. There were these restaurants with hawkers, and it genuinely felt like a suffocating tourist trap. The end of the trail provided a beautiful view of the ocean though.

Despite my growing disappointment with the "heart of the bohemian neighbourhood", I discovered that it was best to divert your walk to the surrounding areas away from the bridge. This was when we discovered the charming restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries that this district promised to deliver.
Written August 31, 2014
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meshellatl
Atlanta, GA95 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
There's a cute story behind why this bridge is called the Bridge of Sighs. But the bridge itself and the area near it isn't anything breathtaking. If you're in the area, it's worth a stroll but don't go out of your way for it.
Written May 29, 2013
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Evertraveller
Santiago4 contributions
The Bridge of Sighs is located in the District of Barranco (south of Miraflores). It has long been regarded as a romantic place where couples gather. There are restaurants and pubs in the area. Some are good; others range from average to poor. By walking along the upper right side of the cliff towards the sea, you can find two pubs with a good view of the ocean and torch-lit areas.
Written January 2, 2012
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,819 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Fortunately for us the evening we crossed the Bridge of Sighs they had a live concert down below and many side musical acts. We actually spent close to an hour here listening to music, people watching, and taking in the cool bohemian vibe.
Written August 15, 2020
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