Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), Barranco

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LIMA | Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs) a wooden bridge spanning the Bajada de Baños in Lima’s Barranco district. It’s a very popular meeting place and lots of people flock here to picnic and to take in the bohemian atmosphere of the area, which is full of artists, bars, cafes and restaurants.

The bridge was built in 1876, destroyed during the War of the Pacific in 1881, and rebuilt much the same in 1883. It was never meant to be anything fancy or monumental, it was simply intended to fulfil a practical purpose as a bridge.

Until the mid 1900s there was a small stream that connected Barranco to the Pacific Ocean where Bajada de Baños now is. After the stream was covered, the area became popular with artists, writers and poets, and in 1960 Peruvian composer and singer Chabuca Granda wrote a song about the bridge.

Legend has it that when you first see the bridge, you will be granted one wish if you can cross its entire span without taking a breath, but I’m still not a multi-millionaire, so that’s that one laid to rest.

Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs)

Jr. Batallón, Ayacucho 271
BArranco
Lima 15063
Peru

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