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Barranco, Artistic and Bohemian Neighborhood in Lima

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.


written by saidseni


  1. 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 !

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  2. 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
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  3. glenn


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  4. qrro


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

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  5. sidsel


    interesting place!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. joseman


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

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  7. fernandocallo


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

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