Barranco – romance and a touch of nostalgia in Lima

Admittedly, Peru’s capital, Lima, and especially the city center are not necessarily all that beautiful – but just a few minutes further on is the Barranco district and belies that statement. Because Barranco is considered the most beautiful and most romantic district of Lima.

No wonder, because in the 19th century this was the “haven” of the rich and beautiful, who wanted to escape the hot summer of Lima and had their beautiful houses built here on the steep coast. And these are not only preserved in large parts in Barranco, but have been lovingly restored over the last decades or replaced by buildings in the Californian style. Today, Barranco is considered to be the neighborhood of artists and musicians, freethinkers and bohemians – with its many pubs, restaurants and the typical Peñas music clubs, where folkloric music and dance performances are presented.

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