Bridge of Sighs

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Make a wish. If you can cross the entirety of this bridge while holding your breath, it will come true.

The Bridge of Sighs is an important landmark in the quaint suburb of Barranco to the south of the city. It is said that if you can hold your breath for the length of the bridge, all your wishes will come true. There are beaches, parks and charming shops in this sleepy neighborhood. The path from the bridge leads to a cliff overlooking the sea.

Hold your breath as you cross the bridge. If you make it the whole way, make a wish. Remember to start breathing again as you follow the charming path around the park. It ultimately leads to a panoramic vista of the sea. Cross the bridge in the evening to see it lit up in a romantic glow. It is about 144-feet (44 meters) long and it is wide enough for five or six people to cross at a time.

Enjoy a picnic on a patch of grass in the picturesque area. Take photos of the natural surroundings full of trees and colorful flowers. See the statue of the Peruvian composer Chabuca Granda, who wrote a piece about the bridge. Near to the bridge there is a lively atmosphere with street performers and vendors. Amble along the neighborhood’s houses, which are of every color of the rainbow. Dine at one of the many restaurants and small cafés in the area.

Hear the touching backstory of the bridge. Legend has it that a wealthy man’s daughter was forbidden to see the man she loved because he was a street sweeper. Heartbroken, she would stand by her window and sigh within earshot of those who crossed the bridge.

The Bridge of Sighs is situated in the Barranco region of Lima. The area is known for its bohemian ambience as a hub for writers, musicians and artists. It is an 11-mile (17.7-kilometer) taxi journey south from the center of the city. There are many beaches in the area, such as Playa Barranco and Playa las Cascadas (Beach of Waterfalls). Take public transport from the city center to the Plaza de Flores bus stop in the Barranco region.

Top Hotels Close to Bridge of Sighs

Kokopelli Hostel Barranco - Adults Only
Kokopelli Hostel Barranco - Adults Only
2 out of 5
426 Av. Almte. Miguel Grau, Lima, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, 15063
The price is $14 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
Stay at this hostel in Lima. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Bridge of Sighs and Barranco Park are located nearby. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Excellent location, great customer service and really nice stablishment"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2022

Iberostar Selection Miraflores
Iberostar Selection Miraflores
5 out of 5
Malecon 28 de Julio 385, Lima, Lima, Lima 18
The price is $150 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lima. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Park of Love and Larco Avenue are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (123 reviews)
"The rooms were clean and bed was comfortable. The rooftop pool was perfect!"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Second Home Peru
Second Home Peru
3 out of 5
Domeyer 366, Barranco, Lima, Lima, 15063
The price is $95 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 3-star beach B&B in Lima. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (295 reviews)
"We stay at SecondHome whenever we come to Lima and we love it! Everyone who works there is lovely and the location is unbeatable."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

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Kokopelli Hostel Barranco - Adults Only
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Sáenz Peña 204 Barranco, Lima, 15063
Simply Comfort Unique Studios. Jacuzzi
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Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels
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