Bridge Of The Sights of Barranco

Barranco Peru
The Bridge Of The Sights constructed in 1876, by the necessity to unite the ends and to allow the passage of the Ayacucho and the Hermitage street, it was witness of the destruction of Barranco by the Chilean army during the War of the Pacific the 14 of January of 1881.

The name of the Bridge of the Sighs derives from the innumerable romances that they had and have as frame this colorful barranquino corner.

The tradition indicates that who sees the bridge for the first time and rosses it without breathing will be fulfilled one desire. Also it served as inspiration to a famous song of the composer Chabuca Granda, titled “the Bridge of the Sighs” in 1960.