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.

jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Barranco 24. Villa Primavera.

This house, built in 1903 by the Alvarez Calderon family and declared a national monument by the National Institute of Culture, was very damaged and ready to be demolished when it is bought, rescued and rebuilt by Ms. Maria Bieberach Olle. Considering its actual conservation and historical value, is being considered to be used as a Museum, cultural centre, or boutique hotel.

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sábado, 3 de julio de 2010

Barranco 23.- El Mirador.

“El Mirador” is a viewpoint place constructed in 1988 at the edge of the cliff and at the back of the Chapel La Ermita, during the administration of Mayor Pedro Allemant. Considered one of Lima’s most romantic places, is also visited by tourists who can appreciate the Pacific Ocean and sunsets. Some nearby restaurants are the “Acantilado de Barranco”, “La Posada del Mirador”, “La Flor de la Canela”, and “El Rincón de los Suspiros”.