Barranco District

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Barranco y su Puente / Barranco and its bridge Feb 14, 2014
Barranco fue inicialmente un pueblo de pescadores, constituyéndose en distrito en 1874 siendo su centro la Plaza de la Ermita. Siempre ha sido un lugar de atracción para veraneantes limeños y extranjeros y durante su historia ha vivido etapas muy difíciles como durante la Guerra con Chile (1879-1891) cuando fue saqueada e incendiada y luego en 1940, cuando un terremoto destruye casi en la totalidad su zona monumental, y como el ave fénix, siempre se ha levantado de sus cenizas.

Durante el día es una zona tranquila donde la mayor cantidad de gente llena la "bajada a los baños" (hacia la playa), en la noche se transforma en bohemio, con gran actividad por su gran cantidad de bares, discotecas y peñas criollas, donde la "magia barranquina" se hace sentir por doquier, rodeado por sus antiguas casonas de inicios de la repùblica.

Me encanta Barranco, caminar por sus calles, visitar el Puente de los Suspiros, ir al Mirador y ver caer el sol, y esta vez, cantar a dùo con una simpática señora venezolana que entretenía a los paseantes por unos soles ... no más palabras, espero que las fotos puedan contar ese sentimiento.

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Barranco was originally a fishing village, becoming district in 1874 being its center the Plaza de La Ermita. It has always been a place of attraction for "limeños" and foreign vacationers and during its history it has experienced very difficult times as during the war with Chile ("The Pacific War" 1879-1891) where was sacked and burned and then in 1940, when an earthquake destroyed almost all its monumental area, and like the phoenix, has risen from the ashes.

During the day it is quiet where more people filled the "up to the baths " (to the beach) in the evening turns into bohemian, with great activity for its large number of bars, clubs and "peñas criollas" (creole places) area where the "Barranco magic" is felt everywhere, surrounded by its old mansions of the early Republic.

I love Barranco, walk the streets, visit the Bridge of Sighs, go to the Mirador and watch the sunset, and this time, singing a duet with a friendly Venezuelan lady who entertained passers for a few soles ... no more words, I hope the photos can express that feeling.
In the bus, on way to Barranco
La Santisima Cruz Church, was begu…
Church "La Santisima Cruz", is in …
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tlenot says:
Just got back from Peru and visited Barranco. It is a nice walk around the area.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2015
Vikram says:
Signed and approved a million times. Whilst I found Miraflores homely and cosy, Barranco seemed to have the more legendary hangout places!
Posted on: Feb 24, 2014
Nana_gincin says:
Exactly ... the magic of Barranco :)
Posted on: Feb 15, 2014
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Museo de la Electricidad y el Choco Museo Feb 16, 2014
El Museo de la Electricidad fue fundado en 1994 como iniciativa de la ya desaparecida empresa abastecedora de luz de Lima "Electrolima", con el objeto de preservar el testimonio histórico, cultural y tecnológico del desarrollo de la energía eléctrica en el Perú. El museo se ocupó de restaurar y rehabilitar un viejo tranvía, el mismo que es conocido como el "Vagón del Recuerdo", el cual circula de martes a domingo, de 10 am - 5 pm, por 5 cuadras de la Av. Pedro de Osma de ida y vuelta, su propósito es enseñar el uso no contaminante de la energía eléctrica aplicada al transporte. La visita al museo es gratuita, el paseo en tranvía es de S/. 1.00 para niños y S/. 2.00 para adultos.

El Choco Museo-sede Barranco fue inaugurado hace menos de dos meses. Al entrar uno encuentra un lugar nada parecido a un museo, es un café donde el plus es aprender, gratuitamente, algo más sobre el chocolate, cómo se produce, las máquinas usadas, los tipos de chocolate, insumos, etc., y donde lo invitan a degustar el "Té de Cocao" (algo espeso y ligeramente oleoso y no dulce, sabor diferente pero agradable) y muestras del chocolate producido allí mismo. Me encanta el chocolate así que obviamente, probé y me deleité, con la anuencia y risas de los chicos encargados del lugar quienes me dejaron husmear por todas partes con mi cámara.

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The Electricity Museum was founded in 1994 as an initiative of the now defunct company suppliers light of Lima "Electrolima" in order to preserve the historic, cultural and technological testimony oof the development of the electric power in Peru. The museum dedicated to restore and rehabilitate an old tram, it is known as the "Wagon of Remembrances", which runs from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm, for 5 blocks of Pedro de Osma Ave., round trip, its purpose is to teach the use of clean electrical power applied to transportation. The visit to the museum is free, the tram ride is 1 sol for children and 2 soles for adults.

The Choco Museum - base Barranco, was opened less than two months ago. To enter one finds place nothing seems a museum, is a cafe where the plus is to learn, free, more about chocolate, how it is produced, used equipment, types of chocolate, supplies, etc., and where invite you to taste the "Cocoa Tea" (something thick and slightly oily and not sweet, but palatable and different flavor) and chocolate samples produced spot. I love chocolate so obviously, I tried and I reveled, with the consent and laughter of the boys innkeepers who let me poke around everywhere with my camera.
Tranvia Station - Electricity Muse…
Electricity Museum - entrance
Electricity museum - closing its d…
The wagon of the remembrances.
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Nana_gincin says:
Chocolate is delicious!
Posted on: Feb 17, 2014
rsvpme says:
Chocolate turns the mind ....:)
Posted on: Feb 16, 2014
cicie says:
Anything is good if it's made of chocolate. Chocolate is not cheating! Yummy!!!! Hehe...
Posted on: Feb 16, 2014

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