Once a town located south of Lima and accessed by train or tram, Barranco is now a bohemian district, full of old houses where you can find restaurants, pubs and art galleries.

All 3D models have been made to be seen using Google Earth. Download this freeware software here ( ) and take a trip through the streets of Barranco and view its most distinctive buildings.

This is an independent project. No person or organization has supported or sponsored its creation, and it is intended to focus attention of institutions and authorities to preserve the monumental architecture of the district, that currently are very neglected and damaged.

This project won the 2010 Google "Model Your Town" competition.

sábado, 27 de noviembre de 2010

Saenz Peña street # 206 A.

viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010

Saenz Peña street # 208. Berrocal house.

The Berrocal house was built sometime between 1920 and 1930. In 2008 it was restored to host the architecture and design exhibition Casacor Peru 2008.

domingo, 7 de noviembre de 2010

Saenz Peña Av. #210. Los Girasoles hostel.

This house is located in Saenz Peña avenue # 210, Barranco, Lima, Peru. It was built in 1920 for Mr. Horacio H. Urteaga, and in it now operates a hostel.

House in Saenz Peña Avenue #212.

viernes, 5 de noviembre de 2010

Barranco 34. Dasso house. Saenz Peña av. # 214 & Tacna st. #102 – #104.

This house, located in the intersection of Saenz Peña avenue and Tacna street, in Barranco (Lima, Peru), was built in 1920 and its first owner was Maria Valle de Dasso. In 1972 was declared a national monument,and in 2008 it hosted the architectural & design exhibition Casacor Peru 2008.

Old picture:

Actual pictures:

sábado, 30 de octubre de 2010

Barranco 33, House in Saenz Peña street # 251.

This house is located in Saenz Peña street #251 (Barranco, Lima, Peru) was built in 1916 by architect Eugenio Lettelier for the Villanueva sisters (Consuelo, Graciela, Zoraida and Angelica Villanueva).

domingo, 24 de octubre de 2010

Barranco 32, Lucía de la Puente Art Gallery.

This house, declared a national monument, is located in Saenz Peña Street # 206, was built between 1919 and 1920, and in it operates the Lucia De La Puente Art gallery.

viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010

Barranco 31, House in Saenz Peña Street #204 and San Martin Street #301.

House in Saenz Peña Street #204 and San Martin Street #301, Barranco (Lima / Peru), built in 1914 by architect Claude Sahut for Maria Teresa Bedoya, widow of Garcia. In 1987 it was declared national monument, but now is very neglected and needs urgent reconstruction.

jueves, 14 de octubre de 2010

Barranco 30, house in Saenz Peña street #203 - 205.

Built in 1918 by the Goicochea family.

As seen, this house is adjacent to the house of the previous model (# 29).

domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010

Barranco 29, house in Saenz Peña street #201, intersection with San Martin street.

viernes, 17 de septiembre de 2010

New Tang Dynasty Television - NTD.

A Google team arrived on August 10th to Peru, from the United States, to reward the Peruvian lawyer, Jorge De Albertis, winner of the international "Model your Town Competition" 2010, who used SketchUp as a tool to model the District of Barranco in 3D.
According to the contest, the winner must choose a school to which Google would donate $ 10,000. The prize was awarded to "Reino de España" public school in Barranco, who received the representatives of Google and De Albertis with a warm celebration.

miércoles, 15 de septiembre de 2010

Barranco 28, house in San Martin street #160.

This house, located in San Martin street, in Barranco (Lima, Peru) was built in 1906 and has been declared a historic monument.

jueves, 9 de septiembre de 2010

Barranco 27, Casa Montero Bernales.

The Montero Bernales house was built and designed by architect Ricardo J. Malachowski in 1924, being its first owner Mr. Guillermo Billinghurst, Mayor of Lima and President of Peru. In 1936 it was acquired by Mr. Manuel Montero Bernales, Mayor of Barranco. In 1979 was acquired by the Bachmann spouses and in 1987 it was declared a historic monument. In 2010 it was restored to to host the architecture design & decoration exhibition "Casacor Peru 2010".

viernes, 20 de agosto de 2010

Barranco 26, Museo Pedro de Osma (2)

Second building of the Osma house.

jueves, 19 de agosto de 2010

Barranco 25, Museo Pedro de Osma (1)

The Osma house was built between 1900 and 1906 by architect Santiago Basurco for Pedro de Osma y Pardo. This house has 2 buildings with art nouveau stained glass, metal roofs, plaster carvings, and crystal chandeliers. In 1980, this house was converted into a museum that exhibits private collection of colonial art of the Cuzco, Ayacucho and Arequipa schools.

sábado, 14 de agosto de 2010

To satisfy needs of a growing market
Google praises increase of 3D modeling programs in Peru

Lima, Aug. 13 (ANDINA). Peru has been registering an important increase in the use of 3D modeling programs and applications to satisfy the needs of a growing market with a rising number of internet users along with the expansion of broadband connections.

Google's Education Program Manager Allyson Mc Duffie, said that number of users of 3D programs in Latin America is rising fast and becoming more popular in all stages levels, from school to universities."We have many users in Latin America, Brazil, Peru and this number is rising rapidly. This program is very popular in education from grade levels to university levels, students use it to design model of schools and houses", she said. Mc Duffie visited Lima as part of a Google delegation to launch Google Sketchup 3D modeling program in the country. She said this 3D modeling program is very easy to use and learn and it's available in all Latin America. "This is a program that any one can learn how to use, very easy to use. Originally designed for architects to make buildings, but now it's free and available for any one in the world to make models," she stated.

In May, a 3D video of the Barranco district in Lima, won the Google Model Your Town Competition, out of five finalists. The winner was Jorge De Albertis Bettocchi, a 38 year-old corporate business attorney.

He entered the competition to generate pride among his fellow citizens and have his 3D models serve as a tool for tourism, promotion, investment, and preservation of Barranco’s historic architecture.

jueves, 12 de agosto de 2010

Tech Talks we held at Universidad de Lima were amazing!

martes, 10 de agosto de 2010

Today, Google gave the prize to the chosen school in Barranco.

Thank you very much Allyson, Dusty, Aidan, Debbie, Nicole, Tyson, Catherine, John, Vicky; and all others who helped in the award event. We spent a great morning today!

jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Barranco 24. Villa Primavera.

This house, built in 1903 by the Alvarez Calderon family and declared a national monument by the National Institute of Culture, was very damaged and ready to be demolished when it is bought, rescued and rebuilt by Ms. Maria Bieberach Olle. Considering its actual conservation and historical value, is being considered to be used as a Museum, cultural centre, or boutique hotel.

Old picture:Actual picture:

sábado, 3 de julio de 2010

Barranco 23.- El Mirador.

“El Mirador” is a viewpoint place constructed in 1988 at the edge of the cliff and at the back of the Chapel La Ermita, during the administration of Mayor Pedro Allemant. Considered one of Lima’s most romantic places, is also visited by tourists who can appreciate the Pacific Ocean and sunsets. Some nearby restaurants are the “Acantilado de Barranco”, “La Posada del Mirador”, “La Flor de la Canela”, and “El Rincón de los Suspiros”.

domingo, 20 de junio de 2010

Barranco 22.- Saenz Peña Avenue & San Martin Obelisk.

The Saenz Peña Avenue and walkway (Barranco, Lima, Peru) was constructed in 1912 by Barranco’s major Aurelio de Souza. In its center, there’s an obelisk to Jose De San Martin previously located in Paseo Colón avenue in the center of Lima until 1921 when it was moved to this location.
Picture taken in 1922.

This is a old picture (~1910) showing the obelisk in it's original location in Paseo Colon Avenue in the center of Lima, and when it had an angel in it's top.