Barranco, Artistic and Bohemian Neighborhood in Lima

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Barranco District stands on the cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean and has a great artistic/bohemian ambiance!

Barranco is a very nice neighborhood to visit when staying in Lima. It is less known than Miraflores but it is a jewel. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean and used to be a seaside resort for wealthy families. Now days it is being invaded by artists that live or work/sell here. The result of this new art meeting old architecture you can see on my pictures! :)

It is also one of the places to go to meet Lima’s nightlife. I was here only in the morning, shooting the last shots before getting the plane back home…

Barranco has a foundation myth, a legend from the XVII century that tells that a miracle happened here. It is said that a luminous cross appeared in the same place where today stands the park “Parque de la Ermita”, saving a group of fisherman who couldn’t find the shore because of the intense fog.

http://www.about-peru-history.com/barranco-peru.html

written by saidseni on 2009-12-04 in #world #locations #lc-a #architecture #graffiti #peru #street-art #city #lima #fisheye-adapter #neigbourhood

7 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    So nice ! And you'll might find this weird, but all this street art freedom, and the mix with old buildings, makes me think of some parts of Athens !

  2. irman
    irman ·

    Makes me remember my childhood. Another 2 places in Barranco you should shoot are "Armendarez" arround 6-6:30pm, and "boulevard de Barranco", arround 9-11pm

  3. glenn
    glenn ·

    excellent

  4. qrro
    qrro ·

    great job!!! well im from Lima (Peru) and i spend almost all weekends there with my friends

  5. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    interesting place!

  6. joseman
    joseman ·

    Great article! This is my neighborhood and I'm so glad you had a great day in Barranco.

  7. fernandocallo
    fernandocallo ·

    Awesome! Barranco is a great place to spend time with friends, talk about art, think and inspire

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