Known as the bohemian district of Lima, Barranco is absolutely my  favourite neighbourhood in the city.  Acting as a summer resort for the people of central Lima in the 19th century, Barranco was constructed along a ravine and cliff hugging the coast. Many of the original buildings have been torn down and replaced by new high-rise condos, but you can still stumble across a few gems that have been restored or are in the process receiving a little TLC. Most of these structures act as homes, studios and galleries to Peru's acclaimed artists, designers and photographers. The architectural details are definitely eye-catching, from clean lines to ornate details. The walls covered in murals, the hip bars and cafes, and the laid back surfers and friendly artists wandering the music-filled streets, will keep you wanting more of this charming neighbourhood.

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