Barranco District Tourism

Barranco is one of 43 districts in Lima, Peru. Its current mayor is Antonio Mezzarina Tong. The district 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. 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. The name Barranco (Spanish for ravine) is descriptive of its topography, featuring homes and restaurants in and around a ravine near a cliff overlooking a sand strip which runs from the Miraflores District to Chorrillos (now flanked by a highway, Costa Verde Ave.). There is a walkway to the sea that runs through Barranco, called the Bajada de los Baños. Crossing over this walkway is the Puente de los Suspiros, or Bridge of Sighs, a bridge which crosses the ravine itself and was inaugurated on 14 February 1876. On the far side of the bridge is a park with a statue of Barranco native singer and composer, Chabuca Granda. Barranco has many houses in the colonial and Republican style (called "casonas"), flower-filled parks and streets, and appealing beachfront areas. Lima's contemporary art museum, the MAC, is located in Barranco, as well as the Museo Pedro de Osma, which hosts one of the best collections of colonial art and is itself one of Barranco's best kept examples of late-19th-century architectural style. The district includes numerous restaurants, nightclubs, discos, bars and peñas, where one can appreciate Peruvian music shows. On Pedro de Osma Ave., some tracks from the former streetcar (originally a railroad between Chorrillos/La Herradura and Downtown Lima) can be seen. The cliffs of Chorrillos shield Barranco from colder and more humid winds coming from the South. As a result, Barranco has a micro-climate that is warmer and drier than many of the other districts of Lima, which are generally more humid, especially between May and October. * "Biblioteca" (Library) at Barranco's Main Square. * Puente de los Suspiros is one of the main tourist attractions. * Memorial obelisk. * Puente de los Suspiros * Main plaza * A casona in Barranco * Fountain at Barranco's Main Square. * Monument to Chabuca Granda


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Barranco District in Peru. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Barranco District like a local. When planning a trip to Barranco District, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Lima. Take a short trip from Barranco District and set some time aside to explore the Lima. Dotted with places like Miraflores, Magic Water Circuit, Museo Larco; it will definitely be a good idea. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Barranco District.

  • Know the pollution level of Barranco District before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 81.94 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 81.82 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 73.86 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.54 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 65.44 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 65.3 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50.38 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Barranco District for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barranco District.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.2 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 74.8 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 80.04 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 88.1 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 59.68 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.89 (High)
    • Attacks 59.6 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.52 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.36 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.55 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.57 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.4 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Barranco District is 81.91 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 31.74 (Low)
    • Climate Index 97.69 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 86.95 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50.2 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.48 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.51 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.31 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 33.51 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barranco District

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.7 USD

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