Bridge of Sighs, Lima

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Hold your breath as you cross Bridge of Sighs, and if you make it to the other side without exhaling, your true love might just appear before your eyes. In deference to a local legend, unmarried women looking for love attempt to cross the red wooden bridge in one breath, releasing the sighs that give the bridge its name as they reach the other side. If your dream partner doesn't appear within a few minutes of your crossing, console yourself by returning to the center of the bridge and gazing west. You'll enjoy a view over the Pacific Ocean as other breathless hopefuls pass behind you. Before you head to Lima, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lima trip itinerary builder website , to make sure you see all that Lima has to offer, including Bridge of Sighs.
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  • It is a place nice and busy, a little careless, it calls attention to pajarracos that fly over the Church; beautiful tradition of crzar bridge contreniendo breathing a desire will be fulfilled fortunately succeeds so am sure is satisfies my desire
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  • Site emblematic where tourists and locals come to walk, talk, buy crafts, enjoy the sea air.
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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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