Once a town located south of Lima and accessed by train or tram, Barranco is now a bohemian district, full of old houses where you can find restaurants, pubs and art galleries.

All 3D models have been made to be seen using Google Earth. Download this freeware software here ( ) and take a trip through the streets of Barranco and view its most distinctive buildings.

This is an independent project. No person or organization has supported or sponsored its creation, and it is intended to focus attention of institutions and authorities to preserve the monumental architecture of the district, that currently are very neglected and damaged.

This project won the 2010 Google "Model Your Town" competition.

domingo, 2 de mayo de 2010

Public voting for the Google Model Your Town Competition has now closed

Today, public voting for the Google Model Your Town Competition has now closed. It has been a campaign full of spontaneity and good will, executing the ideas in the way they emerged, and I think it has been very successful indeed.

As a result, thousands of people from all over the world visited Barranco in 3D, and now know that somewhere in the southern hemisphere near the sea, there is what was once a village of fishermen that still preserves its culture, traditions and monumental architecture, and inspires artists, musicians and writers. On May 14 the winner will be announced, but the Barranco 3D project will continue to develop, because regardless of the outcome of the competition, it has generated pride in its neighbors and fellow citizens, and will serve as a tool for tourism and investment promotion, and preservation of its historic architecture.

To all those who collaborated, thank you very much!


1 comentario:

  1. FELICITACIONES! Google acaba de anunciar que tu entrada de Barranco Gano! Nos haces muy orgullosos a todos los peruanos en el extrangero!