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Night Tour of Lima and Barranco Neighborhood
"If you already know Lima by day now you get to discover the secrets of the city by night. First get to know the most exciting water park of the world and see a beautiful light show of lasers that reflect in water and fountains that appear to have li visit one of the best bars in Lima Bar Ayahuasca located in an old nineteenth century house now converted into a beautiful bar and take a Pisco Sour made with the most varied typical fruits of Peru. This nocturnal visit will make you discover new flavors and places in the capital of Peru!"""This is the best night tour in Lima. Enjoying a beautiful evening stroll in Lima and visit also Barranco the bohemian district of Lima!title=Highlights&1=Fully+narrated+tour&2=Led+by+a+Blue+Badge+guide
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Interactive City and Gourmet Food Tour in Lima
"The first stop on this Lima tour starts in the enchanting bohemian Barranco district at a local roastery Tostaduria Bisetti where they hand-pick the coffee beans daily for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of this trendy district home to artists musicians and the city’s top art galleries
From $125.00
 
Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District
"Your private tour begins with hotel pickup . Board a private vehicle with your professional driver and private tour guide and start driving south of Lima for 31 kilometers to reach the archaeological site of Pachacamac. This place was a sacred and ceremonial place which is considered part of the Mystic Axis of the World from the beginning of the Christian Era. Walk around the site and learn from your knowledgeable guide about its history and how it is the major Pre-Hispanic ceremonial center on the Pacific Coast of America. It has places of pilgrimage for worshi who was “ The Lord of the World”. The temple is totally built in adobe (mud bricks) and you will see all its temples including Adobito’s Temple Templo with ramp Taurichumbi Palace Pachacamac Palace
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Bridge of Sighs - Barranco

The Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs - if you can walk across it for the first time, without taking a breath, all your wishes will come true. So the story goes.

The Bajada de los Baños is a walkway in Barranco. It runs between the main plaza and the sea and passes many grand houses. At one point it crosses the Bridge of Sighs. In this area are also many cafes, a ruined church and the statue of Chabuca Granda (Maria Isabel Granda Larco) a well known Peruvian singer and composer. She wrote a song about the bridge.

Legend has it that a wealthy man's daughter fell in love with a street sweeper. Her Papa of course forbade the match and she would stand in the window of one of the grand houses and sigh. People walking over the bridge would hear the sighs.

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Dec 09, 2011

Barranco

Barranco is one of 43 districts in Lima. I t is known as the rmantic and bohemian centre because it is the home of a large proportion of Peru's artistisans - artists, musicians, designers and photographers. It is a popular beach resort and has a milder climate than the rest of Lima as it is sheltered by the cliffs of Chorrillos.

Barranco has many grand colonial houses and a lively restaurant/nightclub district.

There is a beautiful path between the main plaza area and the sea and it crosses the Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs.

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Dec 09, 2011

Real Spanish Colonial architecture

The "Sighs bridge", adjacent to the Barranco cliffs and the Saturday and Sunday "Peñas" where people meet and combine peruvian food and wonderful music. You find afro-peruvian and peruvian waltzes here.

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Apr 04, 2011

Cruising Around the Barranco District

The Barranco district is a colorful area with some interesting buildings for you to see. However, one moment you are walking amongst colorful houses and churches and the next you are in the barrio, so be aware and dont be flashing expensive belongings.

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Biblioteca Municipal

Also in the Plaza San Francisco you will be able to find the very interesting building of the public library. For what I know you're not allowed to take out any books, but in any case, this should be an interesting and different place to visit if you're around the Barranco area.

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Jun 27, 2008

Plaza San Francisco

This is the main square in the Barranco district, from where you can also see the church of San Francisco. This is a lovely square to walk around and see the typical buildings. Right next to it you can also find a food market some days of the week, and of course there are little stands where you can buy jewelry almost any day of the week. By night this is a very lively place to be, as Barranco hosts one of the most active nightlife in Lima.

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Jun 27, 2008

Bajada de los baños

This is a little streets that goes down to the beach area, and that's where it gets its name from. It used to be the path for the fishermen to go down to the sea. Nowadays this street hosts many restaurants that are quite good (I couldn't try them myself... no time!!), and in nay case it's a very nice place to walk around and look at the picturesque houses and beautiful flowers!

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Jun 27, 2008

"La Ermita"

Because Barranco first was a fisher's quarter, this church was a place where the fishermen went to ask god for help. Legend says that once a group of fishermen went out to sea, but because it was winter and the weather conditions were bad they got lost. After a few hours they saw a shining object in the distance, and that's how they got back to land safely. The shining object was the cross of the church, and it became a symbol to them. Nowadays the church is badly damaged, which is a shame, but it's still a very beautiful sight.

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Monument to Chabuca Granda

In Barranco, very close to the "puente de los suspiros", and in the park named after her as well, you can find the monument to Chabuca Granda, one of the most important singers & composers in Peru. She was greatly known for her creole style music. Some of her most famous songs are "La For de la Canela", "Fina Estampa" and "El Puente de los Suspiros". Her music is a must listen to if you get the opportunity.

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Jun 27, 2008

Puente de los suspiros

This bridge was built in the late 19th century, mainly to comunicate the two sides of the "barranco" which means cliff. The translation of the name is "bridge of the sighs", and it takes this name because it's a popular place for lovers to meet and sit.. and kiss! This bridge is also famous because the Peruvian singer Chabuca Granda dedicated one of her songs to it.

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Jun 27, 2008

The more Bohemian district

Barranco would have to be my favourite district in Lima, it's more genuine than Miraflores or San Isidro where it has all gotten a bit too... commercial. Barranco has kept the fantastic old colonial houses (though many of them are in very bad shape!) and the bohemian style. It's a great place to walk around, visit it's many restaurants or go out at night. Oh, and if you're into shopping for original things, don't miss out on the many interesting and artsy shops around the area!

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Jun 27, 2008

BARRANCO

This southern suburb is a very charming seaside resort. When you reach the centre, you can't help but admire the quaint colonial and colourful buildings, with the quiet charm of an artistic town.

The public library now stands on the plaza. It is an attractive building. There are some paths that can lead one down to the beach. Or you may be able to find some restaurants that sit right on the edge of the cliff, offering you a magnificent view of the Pacific.

It is quite quiet by day, but at night, the suburb comes alive around the bars and restaurants near the plaza.

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Jan 13, 2008

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