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Best things to do in Barranco

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Amazing local and international contemporary artists show their work here, a must see.”
71 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Good bar in Barranco. Recommend to visit while visiting the bridge of sighs and eating dinner at Tios.”
97 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“More than a restaurant, Central is a hub for innovation, inclusion and experience on the food front. In order to eat here, one must make a reservation and choose between two meal possibilities. Take a journey through Peruvian ecosystems or altitudes, on a 16-meal course or 12-meal course, respectively.”
88 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Mario Testino is one of Peru's most famous star photographer. You can find a great collection of his work at MATE museum. MA= Mario; TE= Testino ;)”
60 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“Chef José del Castillo is giving back to Lima the ultimate comfort food experience, recreating the feeling of a mother’s love at the table with delicious and nostalgic food in generous sharing portions. Set in a historic house in Barranco - the favourite area in Lima for bohemians, artists and intellectuals - it has the authentic ambience of an old family home.”
63 locals recommend
Museum
“Century-old mansion offering guided tours of colonial Peruvian artworks, gardens & grounds.”
38 locals recommend
Route
“This is a famous place in Barranco, where people makes wishes. There is a legend which tells that if you make a wish and manage to cross the whole bridge without breathing, your wish will come true ;) ”
53 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Cevicheria (fish restaurant), bohemian location, no change in the las 30 years, without reservation, best time is at 12/1 pm to get easily a table, from 2 pm you have to wait probably 20 min, but the cool experience is, you buy your beer in front of the restaurant and you can bring it into the restaurant when you get the table. Part of the experience is to wait and observe the peolpe waiting, with your beer in your hands :-)”
58 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Drinks - restaurant. Incredible location!!! Directly on the ocean. Must take a taxi but definitely worth visiting and having a few drinks.”
42 locals recommend
Newsstand
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“La Noche (Sanchez Carrion 199 – in the area adjacent to El Bulevar and the main square) has been offering some of the best live performances in Lima for more than 25 years.”
56 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“One of the best restaurants in Barranco! Not cheap but affordable for foreigners. Great food and drinks!”
39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Dada Restobar, a old "Casona" recently refurbished as one of the hippest Restaurant/Bars ”
23 locals recommend
Bar
“Here you will find several options of local craft beer. If you heard about Peruvian food, you will also be surprised by local craft beer production.”
34 locals recommend
Bridge
“Barranco tiene un aire especial, es un barrio antiguo y artístico en la ciudad. Verás mucho trabajo de murales en donde menos lo esperas con mensajes especiales para quienes están atentos. Además encuentras gran oferta gastronómica y nocturna./////////// Barranco has a special air, it is an old and artistic neighborhood in the city. You will see much mural work where you least expect it with special messages for those who are attentive. You also find great gastronomic and nightlife.”
28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Cozy little coffee shop that I go to with my best friend. It is located in such a beautiful place. When you first walk in, it's a quaint little boutique. The cafe is located at the back. If you're lucky you might catch a live Jazz band at night! ”
30 locals recommend
Hotel
“I absolutely love this gem. The bar and restaurant are fabulous. Great Art collection as well. ”
29 locals recommend