North Lima is officially made up of eight districts, including San Martín de Porres. In addition to its large commercial emporiums and tourist areas, this district has one of the most emblematic locations in the capital city. Why is it called Sweet Potato Bridge?
Located at the crossroads of Av. Carlos Izaguirre with the av. Santa Rosa, this is what is known about the peculiar name of the Puente Camote whereabouts.
Why is it called the Puente Camote whereabouts?
Despite the fact that many may think that there is a bridge in this whereabouts, the truth is quite the opposite. Currently, Puente Camote does not have a bridge as such; however, in the past one did exist.
According to what the citizens of San Martín de Porres say, in the territory of the current whereabouts of Puente Camote there was an irrigation ditch that helped maintain cultivated fields in the area. For this reason there was also a small bridge that allowed passers-by access to the fields, in addition to the sale of sweet potatoes and other products was enabled around the bridge.
Another popular version is that with the existence of a large sweet potato field, there was a land bridge that crossed a ditch and divided the farm in two.
Although the bridge no longer exists, both versions allude to the existence of sweet potato production in that place, which eventually became the emblematic name we know today: Puente Camote whereabouts.
Sweet Potato Bridge: how to get to this whereabouts?
To get to the Puente Camote whereabouts, you can take the 73-A bus that runs through districts such as Villa María del Triunfo, Barranco, Lince and main avenues such as Av. Arenales, since this bus has as its initial whereabouts precisely Puente Camote in San Martín de Porres.
What districts are in North Lima?
The northern zone of Lima is officially made up of eight districts:
- the olive trees
- Stone bridge
- San Martin de Porres
- Santa Rosa.
5 tourist places in North Lima to visit
- The Ancón Site Museum
- Sleeping Beauty
- San Pedro de Carabayllo Church
- El Paraíso Archaeological Center
- The Huaca Garagay.