Barranco Travel Guide

  • Barranco
    by littlesam1
  • Barranco
    by littlesam1
  • Barranco
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Barranco Things to Do

  • Fascinating people and pisco sours

    I mentioned in one of the previous tips about Barranco that I enjoyed the colorful characters I met on the streets and sidewalks of Barranco. I also mentioned in my restaurants tips on Barranco a lady who owned a small unnamed cafe and claimed she made the best pisco sours in Lima. This is that lady. She led us upstairs to a small balcony that had...

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  • The beaches of Barranco

    After walking through the garden like sidewalks and viewing the cliffs in Barranco we took a hike down the steps on the cliffside to go to the beach. We were not planning on a day at the beach, but just a time to walk along the shore and view the Pacific. I had read in several travel guides to be careful in the beach area as it was known to be a...

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  • Barranco - colorful area - interesting...

    I love photographing fascinating areas with interesting people in the background. I found Barranco to be both fascinating and full of interesting people and characters. It was difficult to take a step without pausing for another photo. A day in Barranco is a photographs fantasy.

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  • Bridge of Sighs in Barranco - Lima Pery

    There is a legend in Lima. If you make a wish and then run across the Bridge of Sighs in Barranco holding your breath the entire way you wish will come true. I know Mark and I both tried this. And I know we ate lots of food and had many drinks while in Peru. And I know we both lost weight while on this vacation. Maybe the bridge legend about making...

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  • Memorial to Chabucca Granda in Barranco

    In the 1940's and 1950's Barranco was a very Bohemian area of Lima. It was well known for the artists and performers who lived and worked here. Chabucca Granda was a very famous Peruvian singer who lived and performed here in Barranco. Here is the monument erected in her memory in Barranco.

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  • La Ermita - Earth quake damaged church...

    Barranco is a very beautiful area with lots of gardens and park like areas to walk through and enjoy. As we walked through the area we came upon this large church named La Ermita. There was a major earthquake in Lima in 1940 and there was major damage in this part of the city. This church here in Barranco was damaged severely. It still is not fully...

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Barranco Restaurants

  • Very much past its sell by date!

    We decided we wanted to eat here on a Sunday. When we arrived, the buffet was the only menu on offer and the people lined up to be served numbered at least 50. Goodness alone knows when one would have reached the food. We were seated and handed menus, only to be told that the buffet was the only choice. Cost S/.59, which is very expensive for what...

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  • Perfect oceanside dining

    Let me start by saying that Mark and I are not fans of most buffet type restaurants. It usually does not matter if we are at home or traveling, we find most buffet food over cooked and not interesting. This was not the case with the Rustic Restaurant on the beach in Barranco. First of all the buffet was huge. The food was all prepared to perfection...

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  • Small but excellent cafe

    As you walk through Barrranco there are many small cafes and restaurants. Most of them do not have any names but are just small little rooms owned by locals. We found this one on our way to the cliffs and fell in love with it. The lady who owned the place approached us on the side walk and said she made the Pisco Sours in Lima. Of course almost...

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