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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 trip itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Barranco and other attractions in Lima.
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  • October 6, 2017
    In this place there is a bridge called the bridge of Sigh, legend has it that should make a request through the same breath, if the wish comes true. Some old buildings which are very beautiful.
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  • October 6, 2017
    In addition to the typical restaurants Ravine offers a nightlife chime in every way! Worth knowing and enjoying the evening in Barranco has to offer!
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  • October 5, 2017
    We stayed at Hotel B, a lovely hotel in Barranco. There’s a nice walk a block or so away, overlooking the ocean. A large section of the main road, San Martin, was under construction. There were a few ...  more »

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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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