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


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

Sightseeing Tours in Barranco

1. La Danaide

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La Danaide

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)

2. Museo Mario Testino

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Mario Testino Museum is a non-profit organization founded by Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino, in 2012. It's a platform for the development of creative industries, a window for the international contemporary art in Lima and for peruvian talent to the world. MATE presents exhibitions from contemporary artists next to the permanent exhibition of Mario Testino's work.

Wikipedia: Museo Mario Testino (EN)

3. Puttis

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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. Nacimiento de Jesús

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Nacimiento de Jesús

The nativity or birth of Jesus is described in the biblical gospels of Matthew and Luke. The two accounts agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, his mother Mary was betrothed to a man named Joseph, who was descended from King David and was not his biological father, since his birth was caused by divine intervention.

Wikipedia: Natividad (ES)

5. Museo de Pedro de Osma

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Museo de Pedro de OsmaXauxa Håkan Svensson / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Pedro de Osma Museum is a historical museum, located in the Barranco District, Lima, Peru. Administered by the Pedro y Angélica de Osma Gildemeister Foundation, the museum was officially founded in 1987, housing in the Casa de Osma the collection of viceregal art belonging to Don Pedro de Osma Gildemeister.

Wikipedia: Museo Pedro de Osma (ES)


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