About of Barranco, District of Lima - Peru
Barranco maintains a very active cultural sphere that encompasses a wide diversity of artistic expression -rock, minstrel and criollo music; book fairs, folk and handy craft exhibitions and many others such spontaneous manifestations of human creativity as to be seldom encountered elsewhere in Lima.
By day, Barranco is an extremely tranquil and restful place, endowed with shady retreats such as the "Puente de los Suspiros" (the Bridge of the singhs) a 19th century wooden structure erected over a gully leading down to the ocean shore, replete with terraced wooded gardens and colonial dwellings and renowned in past times as the "de rigueur" prelude setting for a formal romantic proposal. In addition there are the various small plazas, the numerous old manorial homes, the Parque Central, the "Bajada de Baños" (The elaborated walkay that discourses underneath the "Bridge of Sights" dow to the original 19th century sea baths), the Pedro de Osma Museum, the Municipal Library, the venerated Tranway Museum, a number of streets among wich Calle Domeyer represents an outstanding example. These and so many other examples constitute an "open book" that depicts the magnificence of 19th century Barranco.
Then the nighfall of the 21st century arrives, the modern fun begins and - as fun forever has- prolongs itself for as long as the human body can withstand it. There is an excelent choice of disco, pubs, live shows -in which the folkloric peñas criollas stand out prominently- that are guaranteed to keep the visitor awake and alive till the break of dawn. To all these features, Barranco adds a great variety of restaurants that -as always- maintain the high and well earned reputation of excellence of Peruvian Cuisine.
his beautiful and traditional barranquino park was inaugurated on February 13, 1898. It emphasizes the statue known as “The Danaide”, exits also the chandelier Barberini and little angels called “Puttis” all made of marble Carrara’s. there’s also a pergola where orchestras and artists encourage cultural activities.