Plans unveiled to restore historic core of Barranco, Lima


Barranco ( archives)

The traditional Lima neighborhood of Barranco will be receiving a facelift, thanks to funds from the Ministry of Tourism.

The project will focus on the district’s major tourist attractions. Included in the plans is restoration work on the Bridge of Sighs and the historic La Ermita church, as well as improved access to the beach and scenic overlooks.

According to a report from Andina, the project is expected to cost S/. 10 million, with 80% of the tab being picked up by Plan Copesco, a branch of the Ministry of Tourism. The remaining funds will come from the municipal government of Barranco. A noon-time ceremony at La Ermita will officially launch the project today.

Barranco was a popular beach resort at the turn of the twentieth-century, and many of the neighborhood’s buildings date to that era.