Barranco is a pretty, historic area of Lima, with good examples of Spanish colonial architecture. One attraction is the "Bridge of Sighs," a wooden bridge built over a tree-lined walkway.
From the bridge, you can take a left and walk past an old church, now owned by Rotary International, I believe. The walkway ends at a lookout point over the Pacific.
Barranco is a real nice place, It has tons of Spanish influence but its actually very culturally and racially mixed with several little clubs that show Afro-Peruvian dances. Almost every weekend night I believe, on friday and saturday nights...in the center of Barranco, near the train musuem, theres a food sale of typical Peruvian Creole Food. its delicious and inexpensive. There's often creole music to go along with it and its pleasant. Also, on weekend nights...theres a little fair selling jewelry and other little nice thingies. Barranco is a must. There's also lots of night clubs where u can met nice people
The bridge(puente de los suspiros) area is one of the best spots in Barranco. I really love how you have to walk on a narrow, little cobble-stone road to get to the top of the cliff, for a great oceanview. It's a great spot, but swamped with couples making out at night. The restaurant has great anticuchos!
Hello, how's it going? I just wanted to talk about a festivity taking place in peru, which can seem weird for new comers, The carnavals , this takes place in february, at this time of year people pelt each other with water ballons, flour and shoe polish, they throw them from everywhere, don't complaint because policemen will laugh at your complaint, just enjoy it.
At the traditional food market, on some hours there are music entertainment and dancing. In this show the girls has a tail of paper put behind. The boy tries to put it on fire with a candela and the girl at the end puts out the light by shaking her behind.
Perhaps an excercie you could try at home?
Visit Barranco on Saturday or Sunday, they have a big food festival. You can get most of the traditional peruvian food here and well prepared. (I will complete with the menu when I have unmade my bag from last trip).
The cost is reasonable (low) and you can spend one day on the main dishes and one day on the desserts, as I did.
On some hours there are artists singing and dancing, on others recorded music is played.
A recommendable place. See also my restaurant tip on Barranco.
This unmistakable building is the library in Barranco. It contains a public library. You are not allowed to take away any book, but you can ask for a book and the librarian takes it down from its place on the shelf (each book numbered and put on its place) and you may sit down and read.
You can also have copies made out of the books, for a reasonable cost.
I appreciate resources that are free to the citizens and I did like this humble and nice place.
Starting from the central square in Barranco to the Puente de Suspiros you can catch up the walking path from Barranco to the sea. Barranco is a popular tourist district, on daytime the path seemed well guarded, but perhaps it is not recommended to go down to the Costa Verde on late evenings.
On the upper part of the path, you will find several restaurants in the old houses that still stands along the path, some renovated and some in bad shape. However, a nice place that shows the pictoresque environment that once made Barranco famous.
All you have to do is just walk around this lovely distrinct and you'll fall in love with its color, flavor and romanticism. Locals in Lima are a very romantic people and the EL Puente de los Suspiros (the Bridge of Sighs) is the perfect example of the expression of their infatuation with love.
Barranco used to be Lima's largest beach resort and is a bohemian suburb home to some of Peru's most prestigious artists and writers (so they say).
I personally love the houses, the coasts, the colors and the activity. The crowd seems young and vivacious. A definite must see at night!
Lugar predilecto de la bohemia y centro de la vida noctura limeña. Actualmente algunas de las antiguas viviendas construidas en el siglo XIX y primeras décadas del siglo XX han sido habilitadas para albergar restaurantes, bares, peñas, museos, estudios, galerías de arte, etc.
(VER MI PAGINA DE BARRANCO)
Barranco is a destrict of Lima with a lot of bars and discos. From wednesday to sunday you can find every night an interesting place to dance, drink and meet students,artists and tourists from all over the world.
Barranco is also known as an artists destrict...search the way down to the pacific from the little central plaza in Barranco...there you´ll find a lot of beautiful houses where parts of the artists live.
The bridges is a common place for kissing, engagements and so on. As seen on the picture, you can also kiss under the bridge.
Barranco, a popular district in the south of Lima. A pictoresque place, one of its most famous places is Puente de Suspiros (Bridge of kisses).
DISTRIC OF BARRANCO. A beautifull distric of Lima, which is the center of the bohemian life. Great bars, restaurants and places for eating out and parting.