Lima, the capital of Peru, is a city with a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. While visitors often focus on exploring the historic center or modern districts like Miraflores, there’s a special place that deserves attention: Barranco.
This bohemian and cultural district has become a paradise for lovers of art and Lima’s history. And the best part is that you can discover it in a unique way through an exciting Free Walking Tour every sunday morning with the passionate local guide, Marcela.
- Duration: hour and a half
- Free tours are conducted every Sunday at 9 a.m.
- Meeting point: Barranco Municipal Park
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Barranco: A bohemian corner in Lima
Barranco, located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, is a district known for its relaxed atmosphere and rich history. This bohemian neighborhood has been the home of artists, writers, and musicians for decades, and it still maintains that creative and avant-garde spirit today. Its cobbled streets, well-preserved colonial houses, and breathtaking ocean views are just the beginning of what Barranco has to offer.
Discovering Barranco’s street art
One of the hidden gems of Barranco is its impressive street art. At every corner, in every alley, you’ll find unique expressions of creativity adorning the district’s walls. Our host will take you on a visual journey to explore these outdoor masterpieces. From colorful murals to graffiti full of meaning, each artwork has its own story to help you decipher.
Living history on every Corner
In addition to street art, Barranco also holds a fascinating history. During the tour, Marcela will guide you through the secrets and anecdotes that make this district so special. You’ll learn about its evolution over the years and how it has maintained its unique identity amidst Lima’s modernization. From the Bridge of Sighs to the boardwalk, you’ll immerse yourself in Barranco’s history.
The tour of Barranco with Marcela doesn’t have a fixed price; it’s a voluntary collaboration experience. This means you are free to contribute what you consider appropriate at the end of the tour. Marcela is committed to providing an enriching and memorable journey, and she encourages you to appreciate her knowledge and enthusiasm by expressing your gratitude in the way you choose.