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Lima/Barranco

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Barranco is a suburb or barrio of Lima the capital city of Peru.

Barranco is south of Miraflores with many clubs and cafes popular among college students in Lima. It's the party heart of town, where you can find many Peñas (clubs that offer folkloric music shows), in particular Afro Peruvian and Criollo gigs. On the weekends, Barranco holds "A Taste of Barranco" food festival. Outdoor tables are filled with many dishes and the price is very reasonable. Local musicians play, it's a very popular place to be. Some of the best clubs for rock music are found here also.

Get in[edit]

Map of Lima/Barranco
Map of Lima/Barranco

See[edit]

A plaza in Barranco
  • 1 Biblioteca del Parque Municipal, Parque Municipal. A good first stop as the Oficina de Turismo is located here.
  • El Funicular, Jr. Domeyer (Near the beach.). Exhibitions of art and photography.
  • Feria Gastronomica, Corner of Av. El Sol Oeste and Av. General Jose de San Martin. Sa Su 12:00-19:00. Sale of various traditional dishes.
  • Parque Municipal, Corner of Av. Pedro de Osma and Av. Almirante Miguel Grau. Park and main square of Barranco.
  • Paseo Chabuca Grande.
  • Paseo Saenz Pena, Av Saenz Pena. Historical buildings, gardens and several art galleries can be found here.
  • Plazuela Chabuca Grande. It is a place dedicated to the memory of the singer Chabuca Granda.
  • 2 Puente de los Suspiros.
  • Sala de Exposicion del Patrimonio Industrial.

Art galleries[edit]

Churches[edit]

  • 6 Iglesia La Ermita.
  • 7 Iglesia San Francisco de Asis.
  • 8 Iglesia Santa Rosa de Barranco.
  • 9 Iglesia Santisima Cruz de Barranco.

Museums[edit]

Historic Barranco Tram
  • 10 Museo de la Electricidad, Av. Pedro de Osma 105, Barranco. Dsily 09:00-17:00. In addition to exhibits featuring the use of electricity, the museum also covers the history of Lima's trams and runs a restored tram Tu-Su 10:00-17:00. Adults S/2, children S/1. The tram runs between the Museo de la Electricidad and the Museo de Osma, traveling along Av. Pedro de Osma between Calle Castilla and Calle Montero Rosas.
  • 11 Museo Pedro de Osma, Av. Pedro de Osma 421, +51 1 467 0141, +51 1 467 0063, . Tu-Su 10:00-13:30, 14:30-18:00. Arte Colonial.
  • MATE Asociación Mario Testino, Avenida Pedro de Osma 409 Barranco (A few blocks from “La Plaza Principal de Barranco” and “El Puente de los Suspiros”), +51 1 251 7755, . Tu-Sa 11:00-20:00PM, Su 11:00-18:00. A non-profit cultural organization focused on the work of the photographer Mario Testino. After 35 years living abroad, it was the personal desire of the artist to bring the largest collection of his work to Lima, his hometown, in contribution to the cultural heritage of Peru. S/20 tourists.

Do[edit]

  • A Todo Tren. Sa Su departs 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. A 30-minute tour departing from Parque Municipal. Adults S/5, children S/3.
  • Sentidos Thai, +51 993491638, . 09:00-20:00. Sentidos Thai is the only Thai massage salon in Lima. Both traditional and therapeutic Thai (Yoga) Massage are offered. All masseurs have been certified in Thailand. Reservation via email or phone is required. Traditional Thai massage: 1 hour S/75, 1½ hr S/105, 2 hr S/130. Therapeutic Thai massage: 1½ hr S/115.

Beaches[edit]

  • Playa el bananero.
  • Playa Barranquito.
  • Playa Los Pavos.
  • Playa Banos de Barranco.
  • Playa Los Yuyos.
  • Playa Los Sombrillas.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Fruit sculptures at El Hawaiano

Drink[edit]

  • 291 Barranco Bar, Plaza Butters 291.
  • Boulevard los Olivos, Jr. Manuel A. Segura 245, +51 1 485-7657.
  • Canta Rana (The Singing Frog'). Fresh scallops with the Peruvian version of Parmesan.
  • Club Spectra, Av. 28 de Julio 205.
  • Disco Drama, Playa Barranquito, Costa Verde.
  • Discoteca Saquara, Av. Rep. De Panamá 240, +51 1 252-8772.
  • 'El Dragón, Nicolás de Piérola 168, +51 1 477-5420, .
  • El Tizon'.
  • Embarcadero 41, Catalino Miranda 154.
  • Futurola, Av. Nicolas de Pierola 168.
  • Invais, Cl. César Vallejo 881, +51 1 522-0692.
  • Karamba, Cl. Manuel Segura 285, +51 1 486-7936.
  • Karaoke Clon Discotek, Cl. Pq M de los Angeles 101, +51 1 523-9484.
  • La Noche, Avenida Bolognesi 307. Mondays jazz, most other nights rock.
  • La Candelaria, Av. Bolognesi 292.
  • Latinos Disco, Cl. M.Ascencio Segura Lt 3, +51 1 521-6387.
  • Megadeck's Discoteca, Jr. Horacio Cachay Diaz 236, +51 1 523-2990.
  • Mochileros Bar, Av. Bolognesi 307. Nice and cozy basement. Its also a hostel.
  • Pascual Apolinares Rosario Mary, Cl. Manuel Ascencio Segura 272, +51 1 522-6238.
  • Pena del Carajo, Catalino Miranda 158, Barranco, +51 1 247-7023, +51 1 247-977.
  • Picas Restobar, Bajada de baños 340.
  • Sargento Pimienta, Av. Bolognesi 755.
  • Sóngoro Cosóngoro, Jr. Ayacucho 281, +51 1 247-4730.
  • Taberna San Roque, Cl. Gonzales Prada 883, +51 1 523-0884.
  • Watdajel (What the hell).

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

By mail[edit]

The new postcode for Barranco is 15063 but the old postcode is still in use and more recognizable as 'Lima 04'. There are no post offices in Barranco proper. Therefore, the nearest post offices to Barranco are:

  • 1 Serpost Chorillos (Correos del Peru), Carlos Gil Nº168, Distrito de Chorrillos 15064, Lima 09 (Carlos San Gil & Toronto, a block over from Defensores de Morros), +51 1 4670919. M, W-Sa 8AM-4PM and Tu 9AM-4PM. The postcode for Barranco is 15063
  • 2 Serpost Miraflores (Correos del Peru), Av Jose Larco Nº868, Miraflores 15074, Lima 18 (Along Av Jose Larco between Calle San Martin & Av 28 de Julio), +51 1 2427899. M-F 8AM-1PM & 1:45PM-4:45PM; Sa 8AM-1PM & 1:45PM-3:45PM.

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This district travel guide to Barranco is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.