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. Plan your visit to Bridge of Sighs and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lima itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is in ravine that is the "hippie" part of lima. It is a place to go walking, some restaurants, cafes and bars nearby.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Bridge of Sighs is a quaint little bridge overtop a pedestrian way in the middle of Barranco. The Bridge itself isn't much but it's part of the Barranco District that is a can't miss. The Bridge o...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a traditional bridge located in Barranco, where you breathe deep at one end, and containing air you must cross it walking to thinking of a wish, which is supposed to be meet, if you arrive at the other end of the same, without exhaling air. Nice place.
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