7 most beautiful parks in Lima

They say that Lima is gray, that there is no clean air to breathe, however, there are also green areas with large parks and spaces for recreation. In this article we will show you seven parks located in the urban center of the city. Find out where they are, how to get there, what to do and how much it costs to visit.

Magic Water Circuit Park
Magic Water Circuit Park


The Exposición Park

Exhibition Park
Exhibition Park

This park is one of the oldest in Lima, dating back to 1872. It is located at the intersection of Paseo Colón, Wilson, 28 de Julio and Paseo de la República avenues. Inside there are several cultural centers such as the Lima Art Museum (MALI), the Japanese park and the Metropolitan Museum of Lima.

When visiting this park, children can enjoy puppet shows, face painting, walks through the artificial lagoon and more. Adults can stroll through the museums and cultural centers. Office hours are Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The busiest days are the weekends: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The Kennedy Park

Kennedy Park
Kennedy Park

Kennedy Park is one of the many beautiful parks in the Miraflores district, the most touristic in Lima. It is also known as the central park of Miraflores. What is most striking is the number of cats that walk freely in the park. In one corner, the Miraculous Virgin parish stands out.

Night is when the park fills up with more people. In the surroundings there are many fast food shops. Food and dessert stalls from Lima open in the park (Lima is famous for its delicious desserts). The park has an underground parking lot as well as spaces where cultural events are held.


The Muralla Park

Muralla Park
Muralla Park

This park is located in the heart of Lima, on the banks of the famous Rímac River. It owes its name to the fact that it was part of the wall that surrounded the city in colonial times. There you can still see monuments and vestiges that are hundreds of years old. It is a spacious, modern and pleasant space recovered from the city’s clutter.

The park offers mini farms and aviaries for the little ones. Also a children’s library, spaces for picnicking, sectors for biking or running. There you can visit the site museum with finds from the Inca, colonial and republican times. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 6.45 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon.


The Maria Reiche Park

Maria Reiche Park
Maria Reiche Park

This park is one of the best landscapes to offer as it is located on the Costa Verde, with views of the sea. It is located in the district of Miraflores. Her name honors the German nationalized Peruvian archaeologist who dedicated a large part of her life to investigating the Nazca Lines in Ica. In the park there are precisely beautiful gardens with figures of these mysterious lines.

The gardens of the María Reiche park have the famous figures of the ‘spider’, the ‘hummingbird’ and the monkey present in the Nazca Lines. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. they light up creating a fascinating atmosphere. The place is ideal for running and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Lima coast.


The Olivar Park

Olivar Park
Olivar Park

This park is located in the heart of the modern district of San Isidro, surrounded by buildings. It covers a total area of ​​10 hectares. It owes its name to the fact that it has more than a thousand olive trees, some of which are more than four hundred years old. It is one of the oldest and best preserved parks in the city.

The park is very quiet because the surveillance and pedestrian access is very guarded. Inside you can visit cultural centers such as the San Isidro Municipal Library, the San Isidro Cultural Center and the Marina Núñez del Prado Museum. It also stands out for its small artificial lagoons with fish. In 1959 it was declared a National Monument.


The Reserva Park (Magic Water Circuit)

Reserva Park
Reserva Park

This immense park (it covers an area of ​​eight hectares) is in the center of Lima. It is famous for hosting the modern Magical Water Circuit, a place with thirteen fountains of water with psychedelic lights and music. Its name honors the group of volunteer reservists who participated in the War of the Pacific (in the famous battles of San Juan and Miraflores).

In addition to the Magical Water Circuit, the park is famous for housing historical monuments such as the Casa Sabogal (designed by the Peruvian painter himself), the equestrian statue of Antonio José de Sucre, as well as the La logia fountain. The Magic Water Circuit is open from Monday to Thursday from 2 in the afternoon to 8 at night. And from Friday to Sunday from noon to eight at night.


The Park del amor

Love Park
Amor Park in Miraflores

This park, in the tourist district of Miraflores, is famous for its main sculpture of two lovers in a passionate kiss (the name of the work is precisely ‘the kiss’ and it is the work of the artist Víctor Delfín). In addition to its gardens decorated with flowers and hearts, it stands out for its beautiful views of the city’s coastline.

Because of the statue, the decoration of the park as well as the beautiful views of the sea, the park became a popular space for young lovers. National Geographic magazine included this park as one of the fifty most romantic destinations in the world. In the main font there are quotes from writers and thinkers dedicated to love.

 

By Machupicchu Terra – Last updated, January 31, 2022


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