Barranco

Barranco

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Barranco, Lima, 04, Peru
Barranco Neighborhood in Lima
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By far Lima’s most artsy, bohemian neighborhood, spend a day or more wandering Barranco's cobblestoned streets, lined with ateliers, art galleries, tiny boutiques, food carts, and bars. The name of the neighborhood translates as "ravine," and this area started out as a summer retreat for wealthy families. Some Colonial-style, early-20th-century mansions are still standing, though many have been given a new lease on life, hosting shops like Dedalo. Barranco is home to MATE – Mario Testino, the MAC contemporary art museum, and Galería Museo Pedro de Osma, among others. Walk along Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), then take the stairway and wind down Bajada de Baños to the beach, stopping off for a drink at one of the numerous cafés along the way. Night owls and party people also flock to Barranco, given the ever-increasing number of hip bars, craft breweries, and restaurants opening up in Lima’s second-smallest neighbourhood.

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