Big-name attractions and larger-than-life landmarks shouldn't be missed, but those old, traditional districts and neighborhood should not either. The charming and Bohemian-like district of Barranco offers you not only a lovely architecture and romantic spots, but also many artistic events and a lively nightlife.
First, take a stroll along the main Barranco avenues, San Martin and Grau, and of course walk along the Puente de los Suspiros and take a look at the sea from the Mirador, where you can also buy some local handicrafted bijouterie.
You may also enjoy having a walk along the Bajada de Baños, a traditional street full of bars and restaurants, that leads directly to the Barranco beaches in the Circuito de Playas.
Nearby, you will find the Pedro de Osma Museum, that showcases the best of colonial art and, with a little luck, you may find any interesting temporary exhibition there. And if you are interested in genuine art at affordable prices, visit Dédalo, a gallery that offers interesting utilitarian works by talented local artists.
And if you got there, you could as well visit the Mocha Graña theater, that has built itself a reputation as promoter of local authors and also has a temporary exhibitions hall.
Costa central de Lima
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Avenida Pedro de Osma 423
Puente de los Suspiros
Calle Ayacucho y Bajada a Los Baños
Desde Magdalena hasta Chorrillos
Avenida Sáenz Peña 107