Barranco

Named after the ravine that slices through the district and opens onto its sandy shores, Barranco is the bohemian heart of Lima where many of the country's foremost artists, musicians, photographers and designers live and work. Its charming colonial and Republican mansions, flowery parks and languid aura give it a distinctly romantic feel and its Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs) is a tryst for lovers all across the city. Legend has it that the daughter of a wealthy man living in one of the mansions by this bridge fell in love with a poor street sweeper and since her father forbade their marriage she lived out the rest of her life as a spinster. She would wait by her window to catch sight of her beloved, and her wistful sighs reached the ears of those walking over the bridge. Beneath the bridge there is a lovely walkway through the ravine leading to the beach.

In the 1800s Barranco was a favorite beach resort of the aristocracy of Lima and today it is a popular destination for surfers all around the world. Some of Lima's prominent museums are located here, including the museum of contemporary art and the Pedro de Osma Museum with its exceptional collection of colonial art. At night, the area around Barranco's beautiful municipal plaza is inundated with young people drawn to its numerous nightclubs, discos, bars, peñas and restaurants.

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Jirón Ignacio Mariategui 105, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Under security surveillance around the clock, the Barranco Hostal is located in the neighborhood's colonial heart and no more than a...
from £18 per night
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Domeyer 366, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Review Score 9.5
The district of Barranco, with its bohemian character that has made it the favorite of artists and intellectuals over the ages, is a...
from £83 per night
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Malecon Junin 300, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Review Score 7.0
Ever since it was founded in a handsome Republican-era Barranco mansion in 2002, The Point Hostel Lima has been a party destination for...
from £8 per night
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Avenida Pedro de Osma 240, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Review Score 9.0
The small D'Osma Bed & Breakfast of the bohemian district of Barranco is an appealing choice for the independent traveler seeking unique...
from £33 per night
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Calle Juan Fanning 211, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Comfortable full-service apartments can be found in the romantic Lima neighborhood of Barranco at Casa Fanning. Guests enter a...
from £43 per night
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This is a zero-star hotel.
Probably due to the type of accommodation, this hotel or vacation rental has not been evaluated by existing star rating systems. The stars for this property are therefore awarded by Pacarama based on its expertise and knowledge of the hotel market in Peru and Chile.
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