Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Bridge of Sighs

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.


Guide to Exploring around Bridge of Sighs


Top Bridge of Sighs Flight + Hotel Deals

Best Lodging Options Near Bridge of Sighs

See all 1,368 Properties near Bridge of Sighs
Hotel Estelar Miraflores $80
Hotel Estelar Miraflores

Hotel Estelar Miraflores

Avenida Benavides 415, Miraflores, Lima, LIMA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Miraflores, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Larcomar Shopping Center and Amor Park. Huaca Pucllana Ruins and Costa Verde Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Cozy Wasi $20
    Cozy Wasi

    Cozy Wasi

    Av. Nicolas de Pierola 221 Barranco, Lima
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Barranco, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Artesanos Don Bosco and Costa Verde. Bridge of Sighs and Larcomar Shopping Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Second Home Peru $88
      Second Home Peru

      Second Home Peru

      Domeyer 366, Barranco, Lima, Lima
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Barranco, this beach bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Bridge of Sighs and Costa Verde. Larcomar Shopping Center and Miraflores Central Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Kaminu Backpackers Hostel
        Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

        Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

        Bajada de Baños 342, Barranco, Lima, Lima
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Barranco, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Bridge of Sighs and Costa Verde. Larcomar Shopping Center and Miraflores Central Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          La Condesa de Barranco $60
          La Condesa de Barranco

          La Condesa de Barranco

          Calle Oroya 113 Barranco, Lima, Lima
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Barranco, this apartment building is steps from Barranco Park, Costa Verde, and Bridge of Sighs. Larcomar Shopping Center and Miraflores Central Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Barrancos Rooftop
            Barrancos Rooftop

            Barrancos Rooftop

            Avenida Almirante Miguel Grau 087\, Apt. 502, Barranco, Lima
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Barranco, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Bridge of Sighs and Costa Verde. Larcomar Shopping Center and Miraflores Central Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Quinta Junin
              Quinta Junin

              Quinta Junin

              208 Jr.Batalla De Junin, Unit 107, Barranco, Lima, Lima
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Barranco, this guesthouse is steps from Barranco Viewpoint and Bridge of Sighs. Barranco Park and MATE Mario Testino Association are also within 10 minutes.

                Stylish 2BR in Heart of Barranco
                Stylish 2BR in Heart of Barranco

                Stylish 2BR in Heart of Barranco

                Jirón Batalla de Junin 201, Lima, Lima (region)
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Barranco, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Bridge of Sighs and Costa Verde. Larcomar Shopping Center and Miraflores Central Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).