Top Five Things to Do in Barranco, Lima

Top Five Things to Do in Barranco, Lima, Lima, Peru (B)

If you’re researching where to stay in Lima, you’ve probably found that recommendations generally fall into two camps: the district of Miraflores or downtown. But a small, yet growing minority advocate another area of the city – Barranco. This is where I stayed during my five day visit of the city. I guess the big question now is, do I recommend it?

Once upon a time, Barranco was the “it” place of Lima – the famous, the wealthy, and the fabulous all had their summer homes here – it was the fashionable seaside resort for those living in Lima. During the mid-20th century, the area was absorbed into Lima and it was no longer fashionable to vacation here. However, today, Barranco is being revived and gentrified – it’s now a hip, cool, relaxed, and atmospheric place to be.

What I loved about Barranco was its restored historical architecture, the bright colours of the buildings, the many trees, the abundant restaurants, the coastal views, and the bohemian feel given by its population and the street art – Barranco is about character and so it is very different from downtown Lima and Miraflores. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Five Things to Do in Barranco, Lima
Guide Location: Peru » Lima
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kendra Seignoret
Read it on Author's Website: http://rustytraveltrunk.com/top-five-things-barranco-lima/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Songoro Cosongo
  • Verde Café
  • Parque Municipal
  • 3B Barranco

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