Barranco is one of 43 districts in Lima, Peru and is considered to be the city’s most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru’s leading artists, musicians, designers, and photographers.
Barranco Lima Peru. With a population of 34,378 people. In the 19th century, it was a very fashionable beach resort for the Limeño aristocracy, and many people used to spend the summer here and in neighboring Chorrillos. Today, Barranco’s beaches are among the most popular within the worldwide surfing community, and a marina completed in 2008 provides state-of-the-art services for its yacht club.
Surrounded by colorful flowers, fountains, statues, and charming colonial buildings. The area has various theatre performances, live music, art displays, and artisan fairs. Barranco’s Main Square attractions include the Municipal Library, “Parque Municipal de Barranco”, the church “La Iglesia de la Santísima Cruz”. Other landmarks are El Puente de Los Suspiros
Famous for galleries and museums. The MATE Gallery of Peruvian Mario Testino, which is one of the world’s most iconic photographers. Right next door is the Pedro de Osma Museum who was a collector of pieces dating from the Viceregal era, MAC Lima exhibits the work of Latin American and European artists dating from the 1950s.
Tips, Lifestyle and interesting facts : Barranco was originally a getaway for Lima residents. The beach is not with white sands. The is a safe neighborhood, but keep values and passports safe. The street taxis are secure and cheap. Barranco is a bohemian. There are Good waves for a surf. Lima Marina Club on the coast of Barranco is a world-class marina.
Bohemian Barranco Lima
Image courtesy of Nadia Petrova
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