Barranco: The Romantic Soul of Lima


Every major city of the world has its bohemian quarter. Paris has its Latin Quarter and Lima has its Barranco District. Barranco is where the city’s intellectuals, artists, writers, poets and designers live. Its beaches are wildly popular among surfers and it has been a fashionable district since 18th century. The district has several colonial buildings which can help tourists to understand Peru’s history.

There is nothing better than walking along the streets of a city’s bohemian quarter in order to understand finer aspects of a city’s culture. Lima may be a booming metropolis but it still has its quaintness and historic importance in places like Barranco. When you visit Lima, it might be a good idea to make friends with someone who knows the city well enough to take you along its little known districts.

Like Barranco, there are other quaint districts such as Chorillos. Barranco also has a different climate when compared with Lima’s other areas and that is because of its topography. IT is protected from chilly winds and remains warm throughout the year.

It is one of the best kept districts of Lima and a visit to this bustling metropolis isn’t complete without lingering around the alleys of Barranco. There is no dearth of places where you can find entertainment. That includes a number of nightclubs, discotheques, bars, restaurants and other avenues of entertainment. It is a great place to understand Lima from a local’s perspective.

Jude C

I am a travel enthusiast who has closely worked with different communities. My interests range from alternative rock to English literature. I also happen to love cats a lot.

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