Lima Street Art in The Barranco

Lima Street Art in The Barranco

Street art pops out from the walls of the Barranco district and it’s a big giveaway that you’ve arrived in the city’s artsy neighbourhood.  Bohemian Barranco is home to many of Lima’s artists, photographers and musicians. MATE, the gallery of the Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer Mario Testino, resides in this artistic neighbourhood. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima (MAC), the Contemporary Art Museum, which specialises in modern and contemporary Peruvian art is also in Barranco. But it was the colourful street art that captured my imagination.

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