Barranco streets photo walk takes us to this district of Lima, today known for its restaurants, cafes, and nightlife. Reborn from the ashes of the war of 1881 starting as a vacation area where aristocratic Limenians built their second home while they remained living in the city centre downtown. The connectivity of these years with the railroad has made it grow. After the earthquake of 1940, Chorrillos mansions practically disappeared forcing people to move to Barranco becoming the finest place and the new cultural center of Lima in the mid-1900s.
In this 21st century, the growing construction industry has started to erase many houses, luckily some of the main center remain protected.
The photo walk is a loop starting around Cajamarca Street, an old classic neighbourhood, then, we will walk along the main avenue to reach the Central Park of Barranco, walk to the old sidewalk that continues down to the beach, where we find the well-known Bridge of Sighs to finish the walk along the seafront parks. This is a photo walk to capture some 19th- 20th-century buildings and the district’s local lifestyle.