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Barranco, Lima

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Most cities have a bohemian district, but few are built into a ravine like Barranco, the artistic neighborhood minutes from the center of Lima. Once a holiday spot for Lima's elite, the area was consumed by the urban sprawl and was taken over by artists and bohemians, giving it the easy spirit it enjoys today. Take a walk along the famous Bridge of Sighs, which connects two cliffs, then grab a drink at one of the neighborhood's trendy, colorful bars. Don't miss the neighborhood's beaches, which attract keen surfers from around the world. Use our Lima vacation generator to arrange your visit to Barranco and other attractions in Lima.
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  • While the historic centre is very pretty, for me, this is the best area in Lima to explore. It has a nostalgic air and Bohemian, with beautiful rinconcitos with wave to visit. We went to some very original artisans centres and there are places to eat very likeable, cools and well decorated. Very good!!!
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  • Barranco is a pretty cool part of Lima. With countless art galleries, museums, arts and crafts stores and great little restaurants, Barranco is a very artsy part of the bustling city. It makes for som...  more »
  • Visit must-see in barranco. They make you a small tour explaining the history of the bar. The beautiful thing is the environment. Also the bridge of sighs.
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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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