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Barranco is a seaside neighborhood south of the city center. Its Limas bohemian quarter and a social magnet on the weekend..
It started as a summer retreat for Limas wealthy families, who built many of the ornate houses around the ravine that gives the suburb its name. But since 1874 its also been an artists enclave..
The main plaza is fronted by restaurants, cafes and bistros, leading to a string of nightclubs and peñas, or dance clubs.
Taking the path down to the beach, you descend a broad alleyway to the Bridge of Sighs. The story goes that the daughter of a wealthy family fell in love with a street sweeper, but the relationship was forbidden and her sighs could be heard from the bridge. Its a spot where generations of young lovers have stolen their first kiss...