Barranco

Barranco, Lima: Hours, Address, Barranco Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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ken v
Lima, Peru103 contributions
Enjoy the beautiful buildings
Nov 2020
Having a beautiful sunny day, we decided to go to Barranco just to walk around the city. There is so much history here to see!
Written 5 November 2020
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1 817 contributions
The Bohemian District of Lima
Sep 2019 • Family
One of my favorite neighborhoods in Lima and absolutely a must for tourists. Easy safe walking will lead you into many attractions and along the way you can enjoy great food, cool street art, and historical sites. The area is full of life and very vibrant. I wish I could have spent more time there.
Written 16 August 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8 576 contributions
At the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima!
Oct 2019
"Barranco" is one of Lima's many districts. The area was chosen by Lima's upper classes to build here their Summer and weekend fancy homes. As time passed, "Barranco" became the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima, with the old colonial mansions being converted into restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, design shops, art galleries and museums. A sidewalk, along the cliffs, although very windy, offers beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean down below, with beaches very popular among local surfers. While visiting "Barranco", don't miss some of its most important attractions: "Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC)", "Museo Mario Testino (MATE)", "Museo Pedro de Osma", "Puente de los Suspiros", "Parque Municipal de Barranco" and "Iglesia de la Santísima Cruz". End your visit at pedestrian "Boulevard Sanchéz-Carrión", near el "Parque Municipal de Barranco", a strip of restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs! Enjoy!
Written 10 June 2020
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Andy keen
Birmingham, UK1 296 contributions
Taxi
Mar 2020
We took a taxi ride around all the districts of Peru including Barranco.
It was fascinating and so instructional.
Including Lima historical centre, Pachacamac and Miraflores.....two very full days, four of us....two VERY full days $40 each all in.!!
Brilliant.!
Written 16 April 2020
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Karm62
289 contributions
A nice alternative to Miraflores
Mar 2020 • Family
A funky laid back corner of Lima that rewards slow walking and is close enough via the metropolitano rapid buses to most places. If you seek out the area next to the bridge of sighs it gets better and better.
Written 27 March 2020
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LuisArmandrake
Mexico City, Mexico366 contributions
the place to see and be seen in Lima Peru
Feb 2020

the place to see and be seen in Lima Peru, this small district is full of life, elegant and buoyant area of ​​Lima Peru, it has become a favorite area for locals and tourists, very close to the beach and highly recommended.
Written 23 March 2020
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JoAnn
San Francisco, CA23 contributions
Romantic place
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited in the evening and it was magical. Right on the coast. So beautiful, and packed with history. Writers, poets and artists filled the area in years past and used it for inspiration. I can see why.
Written 3 March 2020
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Similtiades
Riga, Latvia3 577 contributions
Dirty Beach with Rude People
Dec 2019
I visited the beach here for a few hours on Christmas afternoon with my girlfriend. At first, it seemed like a good thing to do, given the pretty beautiful views from the top of the cliffs: a scenic area with a pleasant looking walkway down to the seafront. Unfortunately, it did not stay this way for long.

The beach itself was absolutely littered with discarded plastic rubbish. Seriously, in 2019, there are still people who just throw away litter on the beach? Where on earth do they think it's going to go? Other than the obvious depression this sight causes when you think just how doomed our planet already is, it also makes the beach a pretty sorry sight to visit.

Not that there is much of it to visit anyway. The whole place was completely overcrowded. We bought one beer from a vendor - a can for about €2, already a crazy inflated price for Peru but the cheapest one we could find nearby, and barely finished it before we were sick of the litter and crowds. The people were so rude. We walked up the beach and finally found a spot where we could sit in semi-peace; it was not more than ten minutes before other groups came and sit, not even on the edge of our towel, literally on our feet. It was like a whole family having a competition to see which one could be the rudest.

We got sick of this and decided to walk back, but of course, the people walking up the cliff hill path are walking deliberately in front of you and at a ridiculously slow pace so as to tire you out faster, probably to get you to buy more beer from their friends. So, go here if you want to see a lot of plastic litter about to get swept into the Pacific and have really rude locals try to go out of their way to ruin your day; otherwise, stick to the view at the top of the cliff and go elsewhere in the city.
Written 28 February 2020
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Cliff C
Germantown, MD85 contributions
Took the free walking tour
Feb 2020
Yes, this is a free tour with only gratuities supporting the guides. We were a little dissapointed though as it seemed that other than a last five minutes at the sea, the rest of the time was seeing and having explanations of the street wall art. It was cool and glad we did it but would have liked more.
Written 27 February 2020
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DonCesar
Nuremberg, Germany2 030 contributions
Cheerful
Feb 2020 • Couples
Cheerful and cool part of the city, even better than the old town. Full of restaurants and quick bites. It was a nice surprise. Many artwork around.
Written 19 February 2020
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