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Discover Lima's hidden treasures
Originally an old seaside resort for Lima's aristocracy, the Barranco has become a laid-back bohemian district filled with artsy shops and galleries, music venues and eclectic homes along the Pacific oceanfront.
Barranco is home to the Puente de los Suspiros, the bridge of sighs. Tradition says that the one, who makes a wish and then crosses the bridge for the first time without taking a breath, will have his wish fulfilled.
This bustling upscale neighborhood is known for its parks and gardens, as well being home to some of the trendiest restaurants in South America.
The archeological site Huaca Pucllana, was an administrative and ceremonial center of the Lima Culture, built around 500 AD.
The new center of finance has relocated from downtown to this upscale district. Grand cathedrals, colonial mansions and embassies are scattered among new gleaming office towers.
Among its main attractions are Huaca Huallamarca archeological site, Parque el Olivar olive grove park, library and museum, and Casa Hacienda Moreyra, a noble colonial mansion.
Lima has become the culinary capital of South America, with two restaurants ranked in the world's Top 20.
On custom Perú itineraries, INCA can arrange reservations in any of the hottest restaurants, subject to availability.