5 Sights in Barranco, Peru (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Barranco, Peru. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Barranco, Peru.

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1. Nacimiento de Jesús

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Nacimiento de Jesús Paris Orlando / Public domain

The nativity of Jesus, nativity of Christ, birth of Jesus or birth of Christ is described in the biblical gospels of Luke and Matthew. The two accounts agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judaea, his mother Mary was betrothed to a man named Joseph, who was descended from King David and was not his biological father, and that his birth was caused by divine intervention. Many modern scholars consider the birth narratives unhistorical because they are laced with theology and present two different accounts which cannot be harmonised into a single coherent narrative, but also many view the discussion of historicity as secondary, given that gospels were primarily written as theological documents rather than chronological timelines.

Wikipedia: Nativity of Jesus (EN)

2. La Danaide

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La Danaide John William Waterhouse / Public domain

In Greek mythology, the Danaïdes, also Danaides or Danaids, were the fifty daughters of Danaus. In the Metamorphoses, Ovid refers to them as the Belides after their grandfather Belus. They were to marry the 50 sons of Danaus' twin brother Aegyptus, a mythical king of Egypt. In the most common version of the myth, all but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device. In the classical tradition, they came to represent the futility of a repetitive task that can never be completed.

Wikipedia: Danaïdes (EN)

3. Puttis

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Puttis Andrea Mantegna / Public domain

A putto is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually naked and sometimes winged. Originally limited to profane passions in symbolism, the putto came to represent the sacred cherub, and in Baroque art the putto came to represent the omnipresence of God. A putto representing a cupid is also called an amorino or amoretto.

Wikipedia: Putto (EN)

4. José Antonio de Lavalle

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José Antonio de Lavalle Reproducción de una foto bajo dominio público / Public domain

José Antonio de Lavalle y Arias de Saavedra was a Peruvian diplomat, writer and historian. He was Minister Plenipotentiary to Germany, Russia, Chile and Brazil and minister of Foreign Relations. He is known for having led the Peruvian Mission to Chile before the War of the Pacific and for signing Treaty of Ancón.

Wikipedia: José Antonio de Lavalle (EN)

5. Chabuca Granda

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Chabuca Granda Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

María Isabel Granda Larco, better known as Chabuca Granda, was a Peruvian singer and composer. She created and interpreted a vast number of Criollo waltzes with Afro-Peruvian rhythms. Her best known song is "La flor de la canela".

Wikipedia: Chabuca Granda (EN)

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