The well-known district of Barranco is known for its leisurely strolls, bars and bohemia. Located, along the Chorrillos, at the southern tip of Lima Bay along the shoreline and the Avenida Bolognesi, it is the dividing line between the two different faces of this city: the historic residential area and the other a bustling working class area.
The historic district lies between Avenida Bolognesi and the malecón (quayside), where mid-19th century streets, parks and gardens can be enjoyed. Follow the seafront southward to the beaches lining the coast, to arrive at the Bajada de los Baños (Slopes of the Baths), a romantic location to savour typical local dishes, or enjoy a drink while gazing...
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2. Geek fact 1; some parks have free public wifi. Try it at Parque Central de Miraflores. If it works smoothly, give us a call.
3. Geek fact 2: There's a huge black market of software. Take a look at our Local Flavor blog to find more info.
4. Sports fact: local sport is soccer. The two top Lima teams are Universitario de Deportes and Alianza Lima. If there's a match while you are in Lima, be careful with the local hooligans.
5. Fun fact: Limenians call "lemons" to that tiny green fruit you call "lime". And yes, they call "lime" to those yellow, thick-skinned lemons you put into your tea.
6. Ipad fact: there's an intercity bus company based in Lima that offers iPad for first-class passenger's use. Take a look into our pages to find out which one :)
7. History fact: Lima was founded on the land of of indian chief Taulichusco, and the some of the old ruins can be see in the garden of one of the oldest manor houses built on the Main Square.
8. Geography fact: Lima is the largest province in Peru, with some eight million residents.
9. Food fact: Expect to eat like a king in Lima. Peruvian gastronomy is becoming world-famous and Lima has many very good restaurants. Odds are that even humble, inexpensive places can provide you an unforgettable gastronomical experience.
10. Transit fact: Lima's traffic-jams can be horrendous, specially during the rush hours, and there's no difference between using taxis or buses. So try to take your time, take a book just in case, and smile patiently. There's nothing else you can do.
11. Gay fact: the most gay-friendly district is Miraflores.
12. Vegetarian fact: there are not too many vegetarian choices in local restaurants. But you will find a brave new veggie world in Lima supermarkets.
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The ornate Archbishop's Palace and baroque cathedral soar above the Plaza Mayor, the crowning glory of Lima's colonial center, also a UNESCO World Heritage...
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